Recent News & Updates

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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

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 Clay County Fair Parade of Honor

2019 Parade of Honor - Monday, September 9, 2019 Commander Kessler would like to encourage participation, especially those in closer proximity, for the 2019 Clay County Fair Parade of Honor. Please mail or email your entry form directly to Commander Kessler. Entries,...

2019 Program Awards

The following individuals and posts were the recipients of an award and/or scholarship for the 2018-2019 year: Program Name Award Boys State Geoffrey Astor, Post #130 (Ft. Dodge) SAL Band Award Blake Perkins, Post #219 (Arlington) SAL Chorus Award Samuel Sirna, Post...

RAGBRAI Immediate Update

The arrangements for RAGBRAI have changed considerably at the last moment. We will not be having a booth at any of the other overnight towns or any of the meeting towns. We are trying to notify all our volunteers that their services are no longer needed. That doesn't...

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...