Senate & Congress Pass the PACT Act!

The American Legion Hails Senate, 117th Congress for  ‘Historic Bipartisan Achievement’ on PACT Act WASHINGTON (June 16, 2022) – The head of the nation’s largest veterans organization praised the Senate for its passage of legislation that will provide comprehensive benefits to veterans suffering from conditions linked […]

Do you Qualify for a Tax Exclusion?

You may qualify for a property tax exclusion on your home. The exclusion may lower the amount of property taxes you pay. This program is administered by Minnesota counties. Do I qualify for this exclusion? You may qualify if all of these are true: You […]

US keeps world guessing on Taiwan stance

Associated Press By CHRIS MEGERIAN and MATTHEW LEE • yesterday  WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in less than a year, President Joe Biden has stirred controversy with his comments about Taiwan. The latest example came during his visit to Japan, when a reporter […]

This week in American Legion history

May 8-10, 1919:  The American Legion’s constitution is approved at the St. Louis Caucus, conducted inside the Shubert Theater. Before declining nomination to lead the new organization but serving as temporary chairman of the caucus, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., calls the session to order with a […]

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 […]