The month of May was a special one for The American Legion. Throughout the month, American Legion members demonstrated their commitment to communities, states and nation, while the premier program, Be the One, took center stage at racing’s most notable event. Among the highlights:
1 — Place INDYCAR driver Alex Palou took at the GMR Grand Prix, driving the Legion’s Be the One car. Palou also took the pole position at the Indy 500 and led for 36 laps before rallying after a crash to take fourth overall.
1.4 million+ — Dollars awarded to American Legion Legacy Scholarship recipients, a record.
8,285 — Number of Memorial Day ceremonies with participation by American Legion posts during the previous May, according to the Consolidated Post Report, with roughly 70% of posts reporting.
The American Legion’s full May 2023 Membership Impact Report, as well as others from previous months, can be downloaded and viewed here.