TARGET DATES FOR 2016 – 2017

September 7, 2016 50%   
October 5, 2016 55%
November 2, 2016 65%            
December 7, 2016 75%
January 11, 2017 80%
February 1, 2017 85%             
March 1, 2017 90%
April 5, 2017 95%             
May 3, 2017 100%           

  • American Legion: ‘Prayers for law enforcement. Violence must end.’

    Posted on July 8th, 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS, July 8, 2016 — American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett issued the following statement following the Thursday night attack on Dallas police officers: “As an organization of wartime veterans, all Legionnaires have promised to protect America from foreign and domestic enemies. At the same time, we vigorously defend the constitutional right to peacefully assemble… Read More »

  • Legion National Commander Aims to Cut Suicide Rate to ‘Zero’

    Posted on July 7th, 2016

    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 — American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett released a statement today concerning veteran suicide rates in response to a comprehensive analysis released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “The physical and mental injuries that many of our warriors endure are unique to our community, and we applaud VA for making… Read More »

  • Legion to Congress: Veterans want strong, robust VA

    Posted on June 20th, 2016

    Jun 20, 2016  In a strongly worded letter sent Friday to all members of Congress, American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett criticized proposals to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs. “The American Legion has grown increasingly concerned over the past several months about egregious and politically driven comments from some groups claiming to represent veterans’… Read More »

  • Internet outage

    Posted on June 18th, 2016

    AT&T reported that there was a large internet outage in the Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston areas on Friday, July 17th beginning around 2:00 pm. If you sent an electronic communication (email) on Friday to the Department Headquarters we suggest you resend to ensure we get your message.

  • American Legion hails unanimous Supreme Court ruling

    Posted on June 17th, 2016

    WASHINGTON (June 16, 2016) — American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett praised a Supreme Court ruling today that sided with a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from a service-disabled veteran-owned small business for the VA’s failure to comply with Public Law 109-461, commonly referred to as “Veterans First.” “The American Legion applauds this… Read More »