The American Legion Department of Vermont
126 State Street, PO Box 396
Montpelier, Vermont 05601-0396  Telephone: 802-223-7131

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Fred Latour
Commander
2015-2016
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The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America. The Legion, established by an act of Congress in 1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI Bill through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Today, the organization is active throughout the United States, supporting current military personnel and veterans, sponsoring American Legion Baseball, Boys State, Oratorical Contests and other activities for youth, and pushing for the adoption of a constitutional amendment to prohibit desecration of the U.S. flag.

Your generous, tax-deductible contribution to American Legion Charities provides direct support and assistance to veterans, military personnel, families and communities.
CONGRATULATIONS to all newly elected officers..
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RESOURCES FOR WOMEN VETERANS

Challenges

The current global war on terror illustrates a few deficiencies in services provided for women veterans. Never before have women servicemembers been engaged in constant combative environments. Participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom has forced them to expand their military roles to ensure their own survival, as well as the survival of their units. They sustain the same types of injuries that their male counterparts endure. Any future women veterans’ research will need to take into consideration the physical effects of combat on women veterans, not just mental effects of combat and military sexual trauma.  Read more


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Legion Rider's nostalgic journey one for the history books - See more at: http://www.legion.org/honor/227963/legion-riders-nostalgic-journey-one-history-books#sthash.TbA9qOR4.dpuf
Legion Rider's nostalgic journey one for the history books
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Longtime Illinois Adjutant, Legion Rider passes away
Longtime Illinois adjutant, Legion Rider passes away - See more at: http://www.legion.org/honor/228344/longtime-illinois-adjutant-legion-rider-passes-away#sthash.RbkszsVL.dpuf
erry Woodburn, a longtime American Legion Department of Illinois adjutant and Legion Rider, passed away June 25 after many years of dedicated service to his country and The American Legion. - See more at: http://www.legion.org/honor/228344/longtime-illinois-adjutant-legion-rider-passes-away#sthash.RbkszsVL.dpuf
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