A month of honor, financial assistance and more

A month of honor, financial assistance and more

The American Legion was off to the races in May, serving its communities, states and nation with patriotic commemorations of veterans we’ve lost, mentoring today’s youth to become the leaders of tomorrow, and providing financial support for those in need and much more. Among the highlights in the May 2024 Membership Impact Report:

• $10 million — Funds raised by the Sons of The American Legion for The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation since 1988.

• $197,500 — Amount in American Legion National Oratorical Contest scholarships awarded to contestants from across the country, and beyond, after the first competition at Hillsdale College in Michigan, May 18-19.

12,309 — Messages sent via the Voter Voice platform, including 8,381 for the Contract Our Veterans Act; 2,445 to Congress to Pass the VET-TEC Authorization Act; and 1,483 to President Biden regarding Diane Carlson Evans.

14 — American Legion Family-staffed video gaming stations set up near the USS Iowa during LA Fleet Week, San Pedro, Calif., in the days leading up to Memorial Day, where active-duty sailors and Legionnaires made connections.

To see the new Membership Impact Report and those of previous months, visit here.