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2019 Memorial Day

The True Meaning of Memorial Day To veterans and their families nation-wide, Memorial Day is a day to remember all who died in active duty service. It is not, as it is to millions that look forward to, a three day weekend with a day off and many social functions and...

Military Appreciation Blood Drive

LifeServe Blood Center is asking community members to show their support for local heroes this Memorial Day weekend! Our Military Appreciation Blood Drive aims to honor active duty military as well as veterans while providing much needed blood donations to community...

Baseball Night with The Kernels

American Legion Centennial Night at Cedar Rapids Kernels Game Wednesday, July 10, starting at 5:45 p.m.  Veterans Stadium Cedar Rapids Kernels VS Great Lakes Loons This is a link that when they purchase their tickets on it, the 2nd District Legion will get $1 back....

Aspen Dental Day of Service

Aspen Dental Day of Service WHAT: Aspen Dental is offering free dental care for local veterans as part of its Healthy Mouth Movement WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 9 am – 3 pm WHO: Local veterans & Aspen Dental dentists and team members WHERE: Aspen Dental Des Moines, IA...

Iowa Speedway

Volunteers Wanted for NASCAR Event at The Iowa Speedway in Newton - June 15 & 16, 2019 You have seen the groups holding the huge American Flag at sporting events around the country. This is your chance to be one of those people at a NASCAR. The American Legion...

Iowa Sends 4 to JSSP Finals

Four shooters from the Des Moines North MCJROTC shooting team have qualified for the National Finals in the sporter category. They are Arturo Zaragoza, Kevin Nguyen, Sydney Krejci and Adriana Campos. The finals will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado...

Bill Wilsbacher

The Department of Iowa regrets to announce the death of Past Department Commander Bill Wilsbacher. Commander Wilsbacher passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 Friday May 3, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale. Burial...

Business Manager Opening

Job Opening: Business Manager The American Legion of Iowa needs an experienced account clerk to keep the financial records of the organization. The qualified candidate will have strong quantitative and interpersonal skills, as well as proficiency in basic accounting...

2019 JSSP Results

Junior Shooting Sports Match The Department of Iowa Junior Shooting Sports Championship Match was held on March 26 at Camp Dodge. 37 competitors from seven clubs coming from all across the state registered for the match. Championship Trophies in each of the age...