Recent News & Updates

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

VA Medallions

VA Medallions Medallions for the graves of those veterans who died on or after November 1, 1990 and whose grave in a private cemetery is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker. Medallions are available in three sizes, 2 inches wide, 3 3/4 inches wide...

Iowa In Top 10

Iowa Stays In Membership Top 10 The October 16 National membership report has Iowa continuing to rank in the Top 10. We easily reached and exceeded the 55% target on Oct 9. The next date is 65% on November 14. We need 655 more members in our Department to reach that...

2019 Fall NEC Meeting

News from NEC meeting Several items of importance to Iowa Legionnaires came from the National Executive Committee meeting earlier this week. Following the adjustment in eligibility dates, a small alteration in the Preamble to our National Constitution has been mad....

Ed McGivern

The Department of Iowa regrets to announce the death of Past Department Commander Ed McGivern. Commander McGivern passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 405 4th...

2019-2020 VA Medical Tours

Tours of the VA Medical Centers and the Iowa Veterans Home will are scheduled in conjunction with one of the conferences. The Des Moines VAMC tour is on September 27, Iowa City on October 25 and the Iowa Veterans Home on November 1. The Omaha VAMC tour will be in the...

Korean War Veterans Needed

Korean War Veterans Needed David Miller, a documentary producer for Iowa Public Television is working on a documentary about Iowans who served in combat during the Korean War. He would like to interview combat veterans from Korea regardless of when or where they...

American Legion Day of Donation

American Legion Day of Donation! Join LifeServe and the American Legion for a week of donations! The American Legion’s Blood Donation program was established as early as 1942. A resolution was passed at Department Convention this July to enter into a partnership with...

American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Wall

American Veterans Traveling Tribute & Wall Coming to Lakeside Hotel & Casino Osceola, IA (August 26, 2019) — Veterans and active members of America’s armed services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty,...