Legion urging support for, passage of Pay Our Coast Guard Act
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Legion urging support for, passage of Pay Our Coast Guard Act

National commander calls on Congress to pass and president to sign legislation while also requesting donations toward Veterans and Children Foundation, which provided $1 mllion in grants to Coast Guardsmen during recent government shutdown.

'We had to do something'
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'We had to do something'

From collecting gift cards and monetary donations, to providing free meals, American Legion Family members stepped up to help members of the Coast Guard and federal workers during the government shutdown.

Legion to public: Our turn to rescue Coast Guard
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Legion to public: Our turn to rescue Coast Guard

The American Legion has already awarded almost $700,000 in nonrepayable grants to junior ranking Coast Guard families in need. Hundreds of additional requests remain, so any donations are appreciated.