Recent News & Updates

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

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,...

2019 Open House

OPEN HOUSE Department President Kelly Elliott & Department Commander Jim Kessler September 7, 2019 - 1pm to 4pm Ray & Virginia Boyer American Legion Hall 114 Main St SW, Shellsburg IA Hotels: Cobblestone Inn 1202 W 11th St Vinton, IA 319-472-2220 Cedar Rapids...

Veterans Appreciation Tailgate

Kinnick Stadium Press Box September 14, 2019 Gate opens at 2:15 PM This is a free event for Veterans and their immediate family members. We will watch the live broadcast of the (away) Iowa-Iowa State game inside historic Kinnick Stadium press box, on 24 TVs! There is...

Iowa Shines at JSSP Finals

Three Iowans, all from the Des Moines North MCJROTC unit and sponsored by Des Moines Post #374, qualified in the sporter category for the 2019 JSSP National Championship match held July 25-27. They were Arturo Zaragoza, Kevin Nguyen, and Sidney Krejci. Kevin and...

2019 Convention Results

Three Iowans, all from the Des Moines North MCJROTC unit and sponsored by Des Moines Post #374, qualified in the sporter category for the 2019 JSSP National Championship match held July 25-27. They were Arturo Zaragoza, Kevin Nguyen, and Sidney Krejci. Kevin and...

2019 Clay County Fair Parade of Honor

Newly Elected Department Commander Jim Kessler is shown at the left during the RAGBRAI event in Winterset. Commander Kessler was elected on Sunday morning of the Department Convention in a roll call vote. Commander Kessler will lead his team of Department...

2019 Program Awards

This is a repost from https://www.legion.org/membership/246558/11-things-you-need-know-about-legion-act With President Trump’s signature on the LEGION Act, the extension of the ongoing declared period of war was extended back to Dec. 7, 1941. The congressionally...