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Aug 19, 2019, 19:44 ET Legion to Congress: 'Fix the Gold Star Kiddie Tax!'

The head of The American Legion called on Congress to address a tax that unfairly penalizes Gold Star families once lawmakers return to Washington....


Aug 05, 2019, 20:38 ET The American Legion Commander on Shootings: Evil Will Not Triumph

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization issued the following statement in response to the recent mass shootings: "From Gilroy,...


Jul 30, 2019, 17:24 ET American Legion Welcomes President's Signing of LEGION Act

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization thanked President Trump for signing a bipartisan act which will recognize veterans who served...


Jul 24, 2019, 08:01 ET The American Legion and The Hawthorne Gardening Company team up to support wounded, ill and injured veterans in local communities

The nation's largest wartime veterans service organization and a leader and pioneer in the gardening industry will join forces to help veterans...


Jul 23, 2019, 19:28 ET American Legion Welcomes Recognition of Additional Vets as House Passes LEGION Act

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization, welcomed today's passage by the House of Representatives of a bipartisan act which will...


Jul 17, 2019, 20:51 ET American Legion National Commander to Ring Bell at NYSE

In celebration of The American Legion's centennial, American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad along with representatives from Philips North...


Jul 03, 2019, 13:55 ET American Legion Salutes VA Policy-Change as Victory for Religious Freedom

"A perfect affirmation for Independence Day," is how American Legion National Commander Brett P. Reistad summed up the news that VA would be more...


Jun 20, 2019, 11:38 ET American Legion: Bladensburg Ruling is Victory for Freedom!

Citing America's constitutional commitment to freedom of religion and expression, the leader of the nation's largest veterans organization hailed...


May 29, 2019, 07:00 ET Come Celebrate with the American Legion at their free Centennial Parade and Family Fun Day on June 15 in Spencer, Massachusetts

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, The American Legion Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 in Spencer, MA along with legion posts across the state, has planned a...


Apr 17, 2019, 10:56 ET The American Legion: Notre Dame is 'Gift to Humanity'

American Legion National Commander Brett P. Reistad expressed his condolences to the people of France in a statement issued today following the...


Apr 11, 2019, 11:19 ET Legion to VA: 'Fix Communication Breakdowns'

Calling it a case of "mission delayed turning into mission failure," American Legion National Commander Brett P. Reistad called for VA officials to...


Apr 07, 2019, 12:59 ET Waukee, Iowa, Youth Sweeps to Victory, Earns $18K Scholarship in American Legion Oratorical Contest

A junior from Van Meter High School in Iowa capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college scholarship and first...


Apr 03, 2019, 11:12 ET Media Advisory: State Champions to Vie for The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Dollars

Who: 53 state and territorial high school speech champions. What: Will vie for scholarships of $18,000, $16,000 and $14,000 in the final round of the ...


Mar 29, 2019, 14:35 ET American Legion on POW/MIA flags: Display them proudly

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization stated his "extreme displeasure" with certain members of Congress who chose to replace...


Mar 26, 2019, 12:59 ET American Legion Centennial Weekend at Baseball Hall of Fame to feature Hall of Famer Lee Smith March 29-30

The American Legion, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on March 15, is teaming up with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for a...


Mar 14, 2019, 12:01 ET The U.S. Mint recognizes 100th anniversary of The American Legion with release of commemorative coins

As The American Legion celebrates its 100th anniversary, the U.S. Mint opens sales of a new commemorative coin series. The coins recognize the...


Mar 13, 2019, 15:38 ET The American Legion observes 100th birthday

The nation's largest and most respected veterans organization turns 100 this weekend. Founded by a group of World War I veterans during a three-day...


Mar 01, 2019, 10:22 ET The American Legion National Commander to address the S.C. Legislature

WHO: Brett P. Reistad, National Commander of The American Legion WHAT: National Commander Brett P. Reistad of Manassas, Va., will address a joint...


Feb 27, 2019, 15:07 ET The American Legion to Commemorate Centennial with Parade and Family Fun Day in Spencer, MA

The American Legion Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 in Spencer, MA is planning a centennial celebration to share with the communities and the state of...


Feb 15, 2019, 18:33 ET The American Legion applauds Congress for preventing second government shutdown, urges passage of legislation to prevent future occurrence for U.S. Coast Guard personnel

Now that a second government shutdown has been averted, The American Legion is calling on Congress to pass and the President to sign H.R. 367 – The...


Feb 15, 2019, 10:53 ET The American Legion, Hiring Our Heroes to host D.C.-area military hiring fair

The American Legion is collaborating with Hiring Our Heroes to host a military hiring fair during the Legion's annual Washington Conference held in...


Jan 30, 2019, 13:46 ET American Legion offers support for VA's new Mission Act access standards

American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad offered support for the new access standards announced by the Department of Veterans Affairs today....


Jan 29, 2019, 08:50 ET American Legion invites veterans to share VA experiences at Palo Alto, California town hall meeting

The American Legion, the nation's largest and most influential veterans service organization, invites all Palo Alto area veterans and their family...


Jan 23, 2019, 17:13 ET Legion to Public: Our Turn to Rescue Coast Guard

The nation's largest veterans organization is calling on the American public to do what the Coast Guard routinely does for others: come to the rescue....


Jan 22, 2019, 14:28 ET The American Legion has distributed $574,000 in grants to U.S. Coast Guard families and has 1,500 more applications in process

Requests for temporary financial assistance through The American Legion are pouring in from U.S. Coast Guard personnel across the country affected by ...