[From Gray & Associates, L.C.] The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) continues to grow. According to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary of Health Dr. Elnahal, the VHA now has 400,740 employees, an historic high. The organization has “far surpassed” the goal of hiring 52,000 […]


COMMANDER’S MESSAGE Dear American Legion Family members and friends, It was two years ago when we were collectively dismayed at how swiftly the Taliban reasserted control over Afghanistan. Once the withdrawal of American troops gained momentum, we only knew it was a matter of time. […]


The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee met Wednesday afternoon to review the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) implementation of the Honoring Our PACT Act. That legislation, which greatly expands veterans’ access to care and benefits for health conditions related to toxic exposures during their military service, […]

Today in American Legion history:

June 9, 1921: Highly decorated World War I Army Col. Frederic W. Galbraith of Ohio is killed in an automobile accident in Indianapolis while serving as second national commander of The American Legion. A revered leader in the fight for veterans benefits and care, his […]

Today in American Legion history: 

June 6, 1944: American Legion founding leader Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr., 56, lands on Utah Beach in the first wave of the Allied D-Day invasion of World War II. His Higgins boat misses the landing area by approximately a quarter-mile, and Roosevelt, Jr., is […]

How to help the Coast Guard

By Vincent J. “Jim” Troiola, National Commander, May 31, 2023 Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends, During my travels, I’ve had the pleasure to meet face-to-face with men and women currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. These are not customary meet-and-greets with a simple […]

Today in American Legion history: 

May 30, 1920: Paris Post 1 Commander Col. Francis Drake represents The American Legion to help oversee Memorial Day observances for fallen U.S military personnel buried in temporary cemeteries across Europe. May 30, 1921: Four unknown American soldiers of the Great War are exhumed from […]

Upcoming National Convention Sites

American Legion National Convention Sites and Dates   Year        Dates           Location   2023       Aug 25 – 31   Charlotte, North Carolina   2024       Aug 23 – 29   New Orleans, Louisiana   2025       Aug 22 – 28   Tampa, Florida   2026       Aug 28 – Sept 3 Louisville, […]

Palou takes dominant Indy GP win

Racer.com; By Marshall Pruett • May 13, 2023 7:04 PM ET  Christian Lundgaard led most of the opening lap of the Indianapolis Grand Prix, but the polesitter quickly fell prey to Alex Palou who used superior tire strategy and pace to lead 52 of the 85-lap […]

‘They’re Not Able to Cover Their Rent

‘They’re Not Able to Cover Their Rent’: Housing Top Concern as Congressional Panel on Military Life Starts Work  Military.com 25 Apr 2023 • Military.com • By Rebecca Kheel  Enlisted personnel and junior officers are very concerned about being able to afford housing, the chairman of […]