Recent News & Updates

For the latest updates to The American Legion and The Department of Iowa

Ed McGivern

The Department of Iowa regrets to announce the death of Past Department Commander Ed McGivern. Commander McGivern passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 405 4th...

2019-2020 VA Medical Tours

Tours of the VA Medical Centers and the Iowa Veterans Home will are scheduled in conjunction with one of the conferences. The Des Moines VAMC tour is on September 27, Iowa City on October 25 and the Iowa Veterans Home on November 1. The Omaha VAMC tour will be in the...

Korean War Veterans Needed

Korean War Veterans Needed David Miller, a documentary producer for Iowa Public Television is working on a documentary about Iowans who served in combat during the Korean War. He would like to interview combat veterans from Korea regardless of when or where they...

American Legion Day of Donation

American Legion Day of Donation! Join LifeServe and the American Legion for a week of donations! The American Legion’s Blood Donation program was established as early as 1942. A resolution was passed at Department Convention this July to enter into a partnership with...

American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Wall

American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Wall Coming to Lakeside Hotel & Casino Osceola, IA (August 26, 2019) — Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty,...

Commader Kessler’s Homecoming

Commander Kessler’s Homecoming Date: September 22, 2019 | Time: 2-5 pm Harris-Lake Park MS/HS - 905 South Market Street, Lake Park, IA 51347 Reception will be held in the Commons Area, please enter through the main South doors.

Regional Baseball Update

The Dubuque County team was eliminated from the Central Plains tournament with losses to Appleton, WI and Renner, SD. The winner of the Central Plains tournament and the winners from the other seven regional tournaments will play in the Legion World Series in Shelby,...