VA annonces 9 new presumptive conditions

VA has added nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of conditions presumed to be service-connected, due to military environmental exposure to fine particulate matter. Please read below: Dear Veteran Leaders, The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the addition of nine rare respiratory cancers […]

Today in American Legion history

April 18, 1941: Future U.S. Sen. Frank Church of Boise, Idaho, wins The American Legion National Oratorical Contest in Charleston, S.C. For his top-judged oration, “The American Way of Life,” he receives a $4,000 scholarship, goes on to serve in the Army during World War […]

Legion Commander visits Fairmont

Fairmont Sentinel APR 14, 2022 • BROOKE WOHLRABE • Staff Writer  FAIRMONT– The new home of Lee C. Prentice Fairmont Legion Post 36 had a special visitor on Wednesday evening when the National Commander of The American Legion, Paul E. Dillard, came to speak on […]

Suicide Crisis Documentary

Sunday, March 20th – 2:00 PM Documentary Viewing of HBO film – CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1  (event flyer attached) Location: Faribault, MN – American Legion Post 43 There will be open discussion with a Q&A session following the film. Staff from Minneapolis VA Medical […]

Resolution No. 1: Statement on Ukraine

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN LEGION 2022 Resolution No. 1: Statement on Ukraine Origin: Register Resolution No. 2816 (NC) Department Executive Committee Submitted By: National Security Commission WHEREAS, The American Legion believes in a rules-based international order where the territorial boundaries of any sovereign […]

Have we Forgotten Our Why?

By Mike Maxa Are we in a permanent full-moon phase? The number of phone calls I have received these past few months is staggering on how the posts in the Department of Minnesota are conducting themselves. Have we lost our way and forgotten how to […]

Today in American Legion history:

Feb. 3, 1943: The USAT Dorchester is struck by a German torpedo and sinks in the north Atlantic Ocean. Onboard are four Army chaplains – Methodist Church minister George L. Fox; Reform Rabbi Alexander D. Goode; Reformed Church in America minister Rev. Clark V. Poling […]

Ranking Member Bost Joins 112 Colleagues in Requesting Briefing on NPRC’s Plan to Fully Reopen, Eliminate Veteran Request Backlog

Washington, January 24, 2022 | Samantha Gonzalez Subcommittees: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs , Full Committee Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Oreg.), and Rep. Fred Keller (R-Pa.), released the following statements after joining over one hundred of […]