Recent News & Updates

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American Legion Baseball to honor Lou Gehrig Day

Teams nationwide encouraged to observe a moment of silence.  INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2021) – Approximately 5,000 new cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — are diagnosed in the United States each year. The American Legion...

2021 Boys State Update

The American Legion of Iowa Boys State Board met as regularly scheduled on Saturday, March 27, 2021, to discuss the 2021 Boys State Program and the options facing them to conduct the program. It was decided by the board to pursue an in-person program due to the...

2021 Legistlative Day Goes Virtual

Veterans Day at the Capitol will be held on Wednesday January 20, at 10:30 am as a virtual event.  Legionnaires are encouraged to view the event live online at  the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook page at the address below.IDVA Facebook PagePlease note...

Legislative Council Openings

APPLICATION NOW CLOSED After each election, an active, involved Legionnaire is chosen to be the Department of Iowa’s primary contact with each of our Senators and Representatives. Those Legionnaires are selected based on two factors, the strength of their relationship...

Mission Blue Post Assistance Program

Please refer questions to Department Adjutant John Derner: 317-630-1330 or john@ialegion.org. At the 2020 Fall National Executive Committee Meeting, Resolution #36, Subject: Mission Blue Post Assistance Program was approved. Posts impacted by a government’s public...