Recent News & Updates

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

Blood Donors Needed

The American Legion of Iowa and LifeServe have teamed on a blood drive during the Department Convention. That blood drive will happen Saturday but it is by appointment only. Would you believe that when this is being written only 4 of the 50 possible appointment times...

Commander Tinley’s Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to the Grave of Iowa's First Department Commander Commander J. Scott Moline and 100th Anniversary Chairman Roger Norfolk will lead a pilgrimage on July 13 to the grave of Iowa's first Department Commander, LTG Matthew Tinley. They will lead a memorial...

Missing In America Service

A Missing in America Memorial Service will be held at Hamilton's Funeral Home on June 28, 2019. The service will begin at 9:30 AM followed by a procession to the Iowa Veterans Cemetery with internment at 11AM. Address for the funeral home is 3601 Westown Parkway, West...

Legion Act Passes Senate

Legion Act Passes Senate By unanimous consent on June 11 legislation expanding eligibility for membership in The American Legion passed the United States Senate. The legislation, S. 504, would open eligibility to anyone who served honorably after December 7, 1941 or...

LinkedIn Premium

LinkedIn Premium - One Year Free LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented service used mainly for professional networking. LinkedIn is now offering veterans and VA caregivers a free 1-year Premium Subscription including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning....

Mental Health

Mental Health Initiative An American Legion national online mental health survey released last week is revealing some staggering information about veterans and their caregivers nationwide. Hundreds have responded so far, but many more are needed so The American Legion...

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....