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Judy Demarest

Judith Nadine Demarest, age 75, of Ames, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House. Judy was a 52-year member of the Ames American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Pure Heaven Color Guard, winning multiple American Legion...

2020 Veterans Day at the Capitol

The American Legion Department of Iowa 2020 Legislative Priorities Military Homeownership Assistance Program The Military Homeownership Assistance Program is one of the most attractive benefits within Home Base Iowa’s arsenal aimed at the recruitment of out of state...

2019 PDC Rally

PDC Rally, Unity and Colflesh Trophies On Saturday, November 23rd, members of the The American Legion of Iowa Family showed their enthusiasm at the annual Past District Commander’s Membership Rally, hosted by Van Meter American Legion Post #403. The Unity Award is...

2019 NVC Membership Tour Underway

By Dick Hogan Department Vice Commander, Second District The National Vice Commander's annual post and membership tour is more special this year. Iowa Legionnaires can be proud that this year they will see a familiar face wearing the red National Vice Commander's hat...

Pvt. Whitaker Returns Home

After 76 years a young Marine will be Returning Home from Battle At 2:00 pm on November 22, 2019 Channing Robert Whitaker, son of Luther & Retta Whitaker, will receive full military burial honors In Des Moines, Iowa. Channing was the seventh child born on August...

Stars and Stripes Partnership

The American Legion Teams Up with Stars and Stripes by John B. Raughter Deputy Director, Media Relations The American Legion Century-old allies renew vow to connect deployed troops with nation’s largest veterans service organization. A relationship that began over a...