Office Closed to the Public

For the protection of our staff and their families and to help limit the spread of the COVID-19, The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary offices are closed to the public.

The Service Office in the Federal Building is open by appointment only. To make an appointment with a claims representative, please call 515-323-7532. Due to the high volume of inquiries, claims, and case load, we ask that everyone please be patient as the Service Office will respond as soon as possible if you are unable to reach them immediately.

Happy American Legion Day!

Today is American Legion Day. 101 years ago today the charter of The American Legion was approved by Congress (September 16, 1919). Take a moment to remember our Founders today. 101 years later we are still serving America.

Fall District Conferences

For a schedule of the 2020 Fall District Conferences and resources, click on the button.

National Emergency Fund for Members

The National Emergency Fund has provided more than $8 million in direct financial assistance to American Legion Family members and posts. By providing this emergency funding, NEF has prevented damaged posts from closing and enabled American Legion Family members to recover from tragedy. Please see the list of counties in Iowa impacted by the Derecho of 2020.

Membership Application

Any service member who has served a minimum of one day of federal service honorably any time after 12/7/1941 is eligible to join the American Legion.

Recent News & Updates

National POW/MIA REcognition Day

To all, National POW/ MIA Recognition Day is observed every year on the 3rd Friday in September. This special day is an observance to honor our brave, taken as prisoners of war (POW), or reported missing in action (MIA), and their families. This day is marked every...

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Derecho Relief For Members

Governor Reynolds declaration of a Natural Disaster Proclamation for  some Iowa counties means that the Legion's National Emergency Fund can be used to help Legionnaires and Sons members that have been displaced from their homes due to the derecho. The member must...

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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.