Adjutant's Updates

Today and this weekend in American Legion history: 

June 11, 1990: The U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Flag Protection Act of 1989, a legislative response passed on Oct. 28, 1989, that falls to the constitutional precedent set by the Texas v. Johnson ruling. 

June 11, 1997: Cash grants distributed from the American Legion National Emergency Fund exceed $1 million after floods in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Minnesota and North Dakota.

June 13, 2014: The American Legion concludes the first in a 15-month nationwide series of town hall meetings and assistance efforts to help veterans facing difficulties with VA. The first stop in the series is Phoenix where 590 veterans receive face-to-face, firsthand American Legion help with their VA health-care and benefits problems. Called a Veterans Crisis Command Center, the Phoenix event extends American Legion assistance on VA enrollment, appointment scheduling, benefits applications and appeals representation. One veteran discovers at the Legion activity that she is eligible for $60,000 in retroactive disability compensation that was due to her.