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 […]

American Legion History

Jan. 1, 1917: Having grown to a membership of more than 24,000 volunteers, led in part by Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., the former president’s son, who trained under Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood at the Preparedness Movement-inspired Plattsburgh, NY, military camp for college men, American Legion, Inc., […]

Exposure to Environmental Hazards Pilot Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 11, 2021 VA pilots evaluation model to determine potential exposure to environmental hazards while serving WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is piloting a comprehensive military exposure model to consider possible relationships of in-service environmental hazards […]