2021 Legislative Accomplishments

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The American Legion Department of Minnesota It was a rather successful year for our legislative efforts. Your Department of Minnesota had a key role in the successful passage of the following: Three new Minnesota Veterans Homes. Groundbreaking will be Aug. 19 in Preston, Aug. 23 […]

American Legion history

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Catching up on and looking ahead at American Legion history:  June 30, 1930: American Legion Memorial Bridge is completed in Traverse City, Mich., crossing the Boardman River. It is placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2000. June 30, 1946: Omaha, Neb., American […]

Today in American Legion history: 

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June 23, 1935: Legionnaires Harold Card and Hayes Kennedy organize the first American Legion Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Meant to counter the Soviet Union’s communist Young Pioneer camps, Boys State quickly catches on as a program to teach young Americans […]

How to get a virtual hearing at the BVA

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The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) has held over 13,000 virtual tele-hearings. These virtual tele-hearings allow the Board to hold hearings for Veterans safely and efficiently from wherever the Veteran chooses. Best of all, the technology allows the Board to be more efficient and more […]

National Security Division Update

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Legislative Issues • Support for Afghan Interpreters through the Special Immigrant Visa Program – The American Legion advocate for Afghan Interpreters who stood shoulder to shoulder with U.S. Forces and Diplomats contributing to saving countless American lives. The American Legion urges the President of the […]