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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...

Legion Riders Resolution 19

This Fall, the NEC updated program guidelines for the American Legion Riders National Program. American Legion Riders National Chairman Mark Clark highlights some of the changes to the Program Guidelines for The American Legion Riders National Program. Here is a copy...

Buddy Check Week Legislation

Call to Action Going forward, the National Legislative Division will be sharing all Action Alerts with Department Commanders and Adjutants to expand our reach and increase our digital advocacy efforts. Using Actions Alerts greatly increases our memberships reach and...