End Forever War

The American Legion calls for ending ‘Forever War,’ repealing, replacing Authorization for Using Military Force   WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) –  Calling the White House plan to fully withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, “a good start,” the leader of the nation’s largest veteran […]

The American Legion History

March 16, 1926: Sgt. Stubby dies in his sleep. The only known canine to become an official – rather than honorary – member of The American Legion, the celebrated bull terrier was a stray who wandered into a training camp of the 102nd Infantry Division […]

Boys State Movie

Since 1935, the American Legion has run Boys State, a week-long exercise in self-governance using the political system on the state government level. High school students are accepted into the program, where they are split into two parties, Nationalists and Federalists, that run political campaigns […]

American Legionnaire Tommy Lasorda Mourned

The American Legion mourns passing of baseball great Tommy Lasorda (INDIANAPOLIS, January 7, 2021)  — The nation’s largest veterans organization paid tribute today to Tommy Lasorda, the legendary Hall of Fame manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Army veteran and Legionnaire who died Jan. 7 […]

Today in American Legion history

Today in American Legion history: Jan. 7, 1921: The American Legion Weekly magazine announces among the members to serve a one-year term on the new national Americanism Commission is Fiorello H. La Guardia, future governor of New York and eventual mayor of New York City. […]

Another Look at the Covid Numbers (#22)

Covid-19 by the Numbers: As of Date: 21-Dec-20 Population of Minnesota = 5640000 {Source Google Search} % of Population Total Tests: 5232347 Approximate # of People Tested: 2870337 50.89% % of Total Tests Positive Cases: 399311 7.08% 7.63% % of Positive Cases Recovered Cases: 373301 […]

Minnesota Veterans Covid-19 Relief Links

Links for Covid-19 Relief www.minnesotaveteran.org/covidrelief Special Needs Grant Overview for Veterans, a $3000 Grant. HTTP://mn.gov/mdva/assets/2020-04-03-covid-19-special-needs-grant-overview_tcm1066-426399.pdf (Copy link  into your browser) Covid-19 Disaster Relief Grant Overview, a $1000 Grant. HTTP://mn.gov/mdva/assets/2020-04-03-covid-19-disaster-relief-overview_tcm1066-426398.pdf (Copy link  into your browser) State Soldier Assistance Program. This is a one time Grant to […]

Another Look at the Covid Numbers (#20)

  Covid-19 by the Numbers: As of Date: 7-Dec-20 Population of Minnesota = 5640000 {Source Google Search} % of Population Total Tests: 4623492 Approximate # of People Tested: 2669121 47.32% % of Total Tests Positive Cases: 356152 6.31% 7.70% % of Positive Cases Recovered Cases: […]

This Week in The American Legion History

This week in American Legion history: Nov. 9, 1926: Originating five years earlier in Pennsylvania posts, the American Legion School Award program becomes national, honoring outstanding eighth-grade boys evaluated on five points: honor, courage, scholarship, leadership and service. The American Legion Auxiliary offers a similar […]