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 asks VA Secretary to reverse Black Hills call

    Posted on February 17th, 2017

    WASHINGTON (February 17, 2017) – National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion is calling on VA Secretary David Shulkin to reverse the department’s decision made under the previous secretary to end needed services at the VA Medical Center in Hot Springs, S.D. “The historic Black Hills VA Health Care System has saved countless… Read More »

  • The American Legion congratulates new VA Secretary, Urges Shulkin to ‘keep your promises’

    Posted on February 14th, 2017

    WASHINGTON (February 13, 2017) – The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization congratulated VA Secretary David Shulkin for his confirmation earlier this evening by the U.S. Senate and made clear that The American Legion is counting on him to deliver on promises he made during his testimony. “As a highly experienced physician, The America… Read More »

  • The American Legion blasts Manning commutation

    Posted on January 18th, 2017

    WASHINGTON (January 17, 2017) –  The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization criticized President Obama’s decision today to commute the sentence of an ex-soldier convicted of violating the U.S. Espionage Act along with many other charges. Chelsea Manning served in the U.S. Army as Pvt. Bradley Manning before being arrested and sentenced to 35… 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 »

  • Legion leads memorial inventory effort

    Posted on November 18th, 2016

    National commander calls on members to document, photograph and upload into database all local military, veteran and war monuments and memorials. American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt is calling on all posts, districts, counties, areas, zones, departments and affiliates of the organization to help build an unparalleled database of memorials and monuments that honor… Read More »

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