Veterans Week of Advocacy

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Veterans Week of Advocacy 2021  We are now half way through the inaugural Minnesota Veterans Week of Advocacy and I am reaching out to ask you to take action today. What is Veterans Week of Advocacy? This is a week set by the VSO’s in […]

End Forever War

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The American Legion calls for ending ‘Forever War,’ repealing, replacing Authorization for Using Military Force   WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) –  Calling the White House plan to fully withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, “a good start,” the leader of the nation’s largest veteran […]

The American Legion History

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March 16, 1926: Sgt. Stubby dies in his sleep. The only known canine to become an official – rather than honorary – member of The American Legion, the celebrated bull terrier was a stray who wandered into a training camp of the 102nd Infantry Division […]

Boys State Movie

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Since 1935, the American Legion has run Boys State, a week-long exercise in self-governance using the political system on the state government level. High school students are accepted into the program, where they are split into two parties, Nationalists and Federalists, that run political campaigns […]

Today in American Legion history

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Today in American Legion history: Jan. 7, 1921: The American Legion Weekly magazine announces among the members to serve a one-year term on the new national Americanism Commission is Fiorello H. La Guardia, future governor of New York and eventual mayor of New York City. […]

Minnesota Veterans Covid-19 Relief Links

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Links for Covid-19 Relief www.minnesotaveteran.org/covidrelief Special Needs Grant Overview for Veterans, a $3000 Grant. HTTP://mn.gov/mdva/assets/2020-04-03-covid-19-special-needs-grant-overview_tcm1066-426399.pdf (Copy link  into your browser) Covid-19 Disaster Relief Grant Overview, a $1000 Grant. HTTP://mn.gov/mdva/assets/2020-04-03-covid-19-disaster-relief-overview_tcm1066-426398.pdf (Copy link  into your browser) State Soldier Assistance Program. This is a one time Grant to […]

This Week in The American Legion History

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This week in American Legion history: Nov. 9, 1926: Originating five years earlier in Pennsylvania posts, the American Legion School Award program becomes national, honoring outstanding eighth-grade boys evaluated on five points: honor, courage, scholarship, leadership and service. The American Legion Auxiliary offers a similar […]