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Consolidated Post Report Due June 1st

Attention All Post Commanders & Adjutants The CPR reporting is not working correctly. All Posts will need to submit the printed CPR that can be found on the Department website or if you are able to enter data to the online CPR form than print it and sign and date the form and mail to Department Headquarters. Currently it does provide copies to national or department and does

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American Legion Baseball to honor Lou Gehrig Day

Teams nationwide encouraged to observe a moment of silence. INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2021) – Approximately 5,000 new cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — are diagnosed in the United States each year. The American Legion will honor New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig through its American Legion Baseball program, in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s creation of an annual tradition of observing Lou

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102nd Department Convention Update

The 102nd Department Convention will be held this year at the Renaissance Hotel, in Austin on July 7 – 11, 2021. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the following safety precaution will be observed. More details on the convention can be found on the department convention page  While participating in events, meetings, or activities of the 2021 Department Convention, “social distancing” must be practiced, and face coverings worn at

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The American Legion Mourns Passing of Walter Mondale

(INDIANAPOLIS—April 20, 2021) – American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford issued the following statement today concerning the passing of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale: “America lost a distinguished statesman and a respected public servant. Vice President Mondale was an Army veteran and a Legionnaire. He was admired by many for the civility and grace that he brought to politics. Our condolences to his family and those who

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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 service organization, The American Legion, is calling for an end to the “Forever war,” nearly twenty years after troops were deployed there. Acknowledging that  the United States “had little choice but to strike back hard” after the 9/11 attacks, American Legion

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