Department Offices will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 23-24, 2023

in observance of Thanksgiving.

In 1863 President Lincoln designated Thanksgiving as a national day of thanks, praise, and prayer, in which he invited people to assemble and pay homage to God, subdue the country’s anger, change the hearts of men, and visit with tender care and consolation throughout the country the military and all those who have been brought to suffer in mind, body, or estate, and finally to lead the whole nation, through the divine will, back to the perfect enjoyment of union and fraternal peace.  

 Today the American Legion family is following through on the mission of President Lincoln.  To date, we have fed, clothed, visited, and lent support and aid to the veterans and their families who have been brought to suffer need and want in our country. 

Lord, please guide the hands and the hearts of all The Legion family as they gather today in thanks.


 Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving

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Department & National Dues Increases

Both Department and National have voted to increase their dues by $5 each.  The Department increase takes effect January 1, 2024, and the National increase takes effect July 1, 2024.


2024 Mid-Winter Conference

The dates for The American Legion of Iowa, Mid-Winter Conference, were reported incorrectly on the Department calendar.

The correct dates are February 1-4, 2024.


Recent News & Updates

2023 Unity Award and Colflesh Trophy Announced

The Unity Award is given to the district with the highest percentage of combined membership of the Legion, Auxiliary and the SAL on the cutoff date of November 17.  This year it is awarded to 9th District Commander Jim Rolfes, 9th District Auxiliary President Sandi...

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This summer, both Department and National have voted to increase their dues by $5 each. Below is a breakdown of the dues rates and how they will change when the increases take effect. As of now As of Januray 1, 2024 As of July 1, 2024 Department $15.50 Department...

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New 2023-2024 Department Commander

Department of Iowa,  I Thank you for electing me your Department Commander. I thank you for the trust you put in me to help lead our great organization. My motto this year is the last four words of our Preamble “Devotion to Mutual Helpfulness”. Why? Because all of us...

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Why Join The Legion?

The American Legion is the nation’s largest and most influential veterans service organization. Made up of U.S. wartime veterans and their families, the Legion has made significant contributions to veterans and local communities.

Legion Posts

The local American Legion post is the foundation workforce of this hundred year old veteran organization. Without the hard work of members and leadership of the local post, very little would be accomplished by The American Legion locally and nationally.

Legion Programs

American Legion Programs change lives. From our Support Programs to Children and Youth, Legion Programs make an impact in the lives of those involved, thereby impacting our communities for the better. Be sure to take a look.