Recent News & Updates

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

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,...

Commader Kessler’s Homecoming

Commander Kessler’s Homecoming Date: September 22, 2019 | Time: 2-5 pm Harris-Lake Park MS/HS - 905 South Market Street, Lake Park, IA 51347 Reception will be held in the Commons Area, please enter through the main South doors.

Regional Baseball Update

The Dubuque County team was eliminated from the Central Plains tournament with losses to Appleton, WI and Renner, SD. The winner of the Central Plains tournament and the winners from the other seven regional tournaments will play in the Legion World Series in Shelby,...

2019 Open House

OPEN HOUSE Department President Kelly Elliott & Department Commander Jim Kessler September 7, 2019 - 1pm to 4pm Ray & Virginia Boyer American Legion Hall 114 Main St SW, Shellsburg IA Hotels: Cobblestone Inn 1202 W 11th St Vinton, IA 319-472-2220 Cedar Rapids...

Veterans Appreciation Tailgate

Kinnick Stadium Press Box September 14, 2019 Gate opens at 2:15 PM This is a free event for Veterans and their immediate family members. We will watch the live broadcast of the (away) Iowa-Iowa State game inside historic Kinnick Stadium press box, on 24 TVs! There is...