A MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL COMMANDER
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Texas Posts Serving as Donation Centers and Shelters
CLICK HERE to read about how Texas American Legion Posts are providing relief and aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Department of Texas Commander encourages financial contributions be donated to the Legion's National Emergency Fund.
A Pause to Remember Pearl Harbor...
Military laders, Legionnaires and others honor Pearl Harbor veterans for their sacrifice, heroism, and "gift of freedom itself." CLICK HERE to continue reading.
Legion to Congress: VA Accountability Means Action, Not Just Words
National Commander Dale Barnett presents Legion’s legislative priorities to joint session of House, Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. CLICK HERE to read more.
Shatner, Legion Riders Kick Off Journey
'Star Trek' actor is retracing his path along Route 66 to help The American Legion raise awareness and funds for its Legacy Scholarship.
Getting Perspective on the Transition Process
The American Legion's Verna Jones joined Marcus Luttrell and a former U.S. chief intelligence officer on a University of Phoenix panel focused on transition from military to civilian life during Super Bowl week. CLICK HERE to read more about it!
DOD Opens Bases for VSO Support
American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm praised Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s recent directives for military commanders to be more welcoming of nonprofit groups, including veterans service organizations (VSOs), that wish to provide support for troops and their families
The Oak Ridge Boys Unite with the American Legion
The American Legion and Grammy Award-winning artists, The Oak Ridge Boys, are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. military veterans, including better detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), help with the VA benefits process, and education and career opportunities for those who served our nation in uniform.
President Signs VA Reform Bill
The reform package, which provides additional VA medical staff and allows VA greater authority to dismiss directors who fail to meet expectations, was introduced after VA whistleblowers came forward last spring to announce that they had been directed to falsify appointment records leaving some veterans on secret lists with no appointments scheduled at all.
Legion World Series
CLICK HERE to to read about the Legion World Series which took place in Shelby, North Carolina!
Commander Dellinger to Meet with President, VA Chief
American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger will meet one-on-one Friday morning with President Barack Obama at the White House, just a short time after Dellinger and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will have a similar meeting in the nation’s capital. Discussion will be about how current affairs and budget woes are affecting the lives of our veterans.
The Eyes of Freedom
CLICK HERE to read about the artwork that is a part of the "Eyes of Freedom" in Ohio.
24 Medals of Honor Awarded by the President
President Barack Obama – in his role as commander-in-chief – awards 24 Medals of Honor to US Army veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Three of the recipients were on hand to receive their medals, while family members represented the remaining 21 who received the highest medal for valor posthumously.
Legion to VA: Protect Our Personal Information
CLICK HERE to read about how the American Legion is challenging the VA to protect veteran's personal information.
Legion Support Felt in Wake of Midwest Storms
The American Legion and Auxiliary are aiding the town of Gifford, IL in the aftermath of tragic tornados that ripped through the community. THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUND OF THE AMERICAN LEGION is aiding several families as they pick up the pieces following this terrible disaster.
The American Legion Preamble
Enjoy this video that guides us through the meaning of our American Legion Preamble.