Thank you for your continued support of the oratorical program of The American Legion. This program could not achieve the success that it has without your valued dedication and support.

After a great deal of careful consideration, the Americanism Commission, in consultation with National Commander James William “Bill” Oxford, announces cancellation of the American Legion National Oratorical Contest in Indianapolis on April 9th – 11th, 2021. This decision was extremely difficult but deemed necessary, with new variant strains of COVID-19 holding uncertainty for the possibility of reinfection and the coronavirus vaccination not yet available to a majority of folks.

We thank you for your understanding, flexibility, and resilience. Those qualities, along with the proven toughness and strength of The American Legion Family, will get us through. We extend our best wishes for your continued health and well-being.