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%           




  • The American Legion slams White House VA Budget

    Posted on May 26th, 2017

    WASHINGTON (May 25, 2017) – National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion expressed  extreme disappointment in the Trump administration’s 2018 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. “The administration’s budget for the VA would effectively lower the earnings of our most vulnerable veterans by reducing or eliminating disability payments from veterans who are… Read More »

  • Statement on National Poppy Day — May 25, 2017

    Posted on May 26th, 2017

    Statements for the Record – BY U.S. Rep Andre Carson Mr. Speaker— I rise to recognize tomorrow, and each Friday before Memorial Day, as National Poppy Day. National Poppy Day encourages all Americans to wear a red poppy flower as a symbol to remember the fallen and support the living heroes who have worn our… Read More »

  • The American Legion Brings Poppy Day To The United States

    Posted on May 26th, 2017

    The American Legion is calling on all Americans to wear a poppy on May 26 as a symbol of remembrance and hope.   WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Legion is pleased to announce May 26 is National Poppy Day™. Already celebrated in countries around the world, Poppy Day is a time to wear… Read More »

  • The American Legion GI Bill forum, exhibit set for The National WWII Museum

    Posted on May 17th, 2017

    June 20 event to open centennial salute to “the greatest legislation” WASHINGTON (May 17, 2017) – The original cover and signature page of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, along with the typed and hand-edited speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after signing it, will be showcased at The National WWII Museum in New… Read More »

  • Support American Legion Charities Inc. through your purchases on

    Posted on December 2nd, 2016

    It is now possible to support American Legion programs through donations made while shopping on Amazon. American Legion Charities Inc. is now one of the charities available to donate to through AmazonSmile ( AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you… Read More »

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