Today in American Legion history:

Aug. 24, 1982: American Legion membership is available to those who served from this date through July 31, 1984, during what is known as the Lebanon/Grenada era. U.S. military personnel were deployed to Lebanon on a peacekeeping mission following a U.S.-brokered cease fire between Israel […]

Today in American Legion history

Aug. 22, 1941: The U.S. Navy commissions the USS American Legion, and her World War II career begins, including landing some of the first troops at Guadalcanal, supplying a hospital, conducting rescue missions and training exercises. American Legion receives two battle stars during World War […]

PACT Act Signed

President Signs Honoring Our PACT Act, American Legion Commander Praises ‘Patriotic Advocates’ WASHINGTON (August 10, 2022) – The American Legion National Commander Paul E. Dillard praised President Biden and the bipartisan majority of congressional members who supported the most comprehensive veterans’ health-care legislation in decades. […]

Senator Smith’s Bipartisan Legislation

Senator Smith’s Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Health Care for Veterans Exposed to Radiation Passes Senate The Atomic Vets Act was passed as part of the historic PACT Act  WASHINGTON, D.C. [8.3.22] – Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that her bipartisan legislation securing health […]

Membership Renewal Notices

We have received a number of calls at the department offices about the “member since” on the 2023 membership renewal notices. All the notices have the last year paid not the year you joined The American Legion. Rest assured that your membership record reflects the […]

Veteran’s Adaptive Waterski Event

Greetings, USA Water Ski and Wake Sports is happy to announce a Veterans Learn to Ski Clinic in Perham, Minnesota funded by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Through this grant, the Big Pine Lake Water Ski Team will host an […]