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.
The first step in organizing a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) program is to get a commitment from post officers. The next step is to organize within the post by forming a committee of interested Legion Family members and then assigning duties and responsibilities. Here are some ideas for running an effective GOTV program... Read more
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The Legionnaire Insurance Trust
is pleased to announce that online enrollment is now available for the
LegionCare No Cost Accidental Death benefit. Please be sure to let your
Department know about this one-of-a-kind benefit offered exclusively to
Legionnaires have a voice in the nation's capital. On behalf of the organization's membership, The American Legion's Legislative staff monitors the progress of legislation passing through the House and Senate, and attends various congressional committee hearings, providing testimony at many.
The American Legion donates more than $52,000 to help Fletcher Allen buy
the high-tech incubator for premature babies. Read story here..
National Commander Michael D. Helm and Department of Vermont Commander Richard Gray presenting donation check.
American Legion posts across the
country are taking advantage of the new Flag Rewards program offered by
American Legion Emblem Sales, and are earning significant credit to spend on
items for their posts and programs
Michael D. Helm of Norcatur, Kansas, was elected national commander of
the 2.4 million member American Legion on Aug. 28, 2014, in Charlotte,
N.C., during the 96th national convention of America's largest veterans
organization. Read more