History of The American Legion

Good morning Legionnaires and veterans advocates, today is Tuesday, July 14, 2020, which is National Mac & Cheese Day, Pandemonium Day, National Tape Measure Day and Shark Awareness Day. The rest of this week in Legion History: July 16, 1927: The initial 213 acres of […]

National Commander’s Response, Veteran’s Preference

Legionnaires, The popular website “War on the Rocks” published a commentary this week that was critical of Veterans’ Preference. That commentary can be found here: https://warontherocks.com/2020/06/is-veterans-preference-bad-for-the-national-security-workforce/ National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford’s response to the piece can be found below. Please feel free  to distribute […]

Call Your State Legislators

    We are currently experiencing the gravest existential threat to our organization since its founding over 100 years ago.  Our public health crisis has shut down business everywhere and it is impacting the business operations of our posts throughout the state. The American Legion […]

Call to Action!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2020   Olya Voytovich (Tester) | 202.224.2868 Sam Runyon (Manchin) | 202.740.6241 Karolina Wasiniewska (Blumenthal) | 202.224.0335 Martha Spieker (Hirono) | 202.365.7943 Sarah Weinstein (Shaheen) | 202.224.8028 Aaron Jacobs and Laura Epstein (Hassan) | 202.816.2057   Tester, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Critical 48-Hour […]

Economic Impact Payments for Veterans

page 1 Veterans Affairs recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments; Step follows work between Treasury, IRS, VA WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, working in partnership with the Treasury Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced today that recipients of VA benefits will […]

Choosing your best option for virtual meetings

The American Legion APR 17, 2020 As social distancing guidelines continue, American Legion departments, districts and posts face challenges with conducting meetings. There are many options for holding virtual meetings where participants can join in remotely, contribute to the discussion, vote and participate in other […]


Good morning Legionnaires, I want to thank The American Legion family for all you are doing for The American Legion Department of Minnesota in these unprecedented times. I see an opportunity for our Department to come out of this crisis a stronger more efficient organization. […]

Financial Relief

Subject: Corona Virus Relief Act) on 3/30/2020 at 9:29 pm which was a White Paper developed by Davy Leghorn of our Washington Office. This an opportunity for departments and posts to help offset some employee costs as well help the employees during this period where […]