Annual Flag Day Round Up is coming soon. Festivities will be held at Department Headquarters on Sunday, June 9th 2013. We will have Flag Day Ceremonies and the Final Membership Round Up. Hot Dogs, refreshments, soda, water, pop corn, and snow cones will be provided. The program will begin promptly at 11:30 am. Click here for a copy of the round up flyer.
National Hotel Reservations
The National Convention is August 23rd - August 29th in Houston, Texas. All rooms must be reserved through Department! The rooms are located in the Hyatt Regency Houston. Rates quoted include state & local tax. A check for a one night deposit or credit card must accompany this form in order to guarantee your reservation. All rooms are non-smoking! A King size room (1 - 2) people and a Double room (1 - 2 people) is $147.42. Additional occupants in room is $25 per person/day. Rollaway rate is $20 a day. Parking rate is $25 per day - valet only. ...
Allegheny County Youth Achievement Dinner 2013
Since 1952 the veterans of Allegheny County American Legion have been supporting our youth during an Annual Youth Achievement Dinner. We are pleased to hold this countywide celebration recognizing the achievements of youth that demonstrate personal growth and community contribution. The American Legion is dedicated to bringing the voices of our youth into the community and raising awareness about the remarkable achievements made by these amazing individuals year round. The young people of Allegheny County contribute every day to make this community a great place to live. The Allegheny County American Legion is expecting to honor approximately 100 students; last year ...
2013 SCOUTING AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the 2013 Scouting Award winners. The American Legion proudly supports the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. OUTSTANDING BOY SCOUT UNIT AWARD – Will receive a plaque from Department Unit 99 – Newtown, PA (sponsored by Post 440 – Dist. 9) OUTSTANDING CUB SCOUT UNIT AWARD – Will receive a plaque from Department Unit 571 – Erie, PA (sponsored by Post 571 – Dist. 29) OUTSTANDING VENTURE UNIT, VARSITY SCOUT TEAM OR EXPLORER UNIT – Will receive a plaque from Department Unit 461 (Venture Unit) – Mt. Top, PA (sponsored by Post 781 – Dist. 12) CUB SCOUT OF THE YEAR – Will receive ...
Dear Legion Family Members and Friends, The American Legion turns 94 today, March15. It was on this date in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus was convened in Paris, coordinated by members of the American Expeditionary Force. Weary from war and its effects, they were concerned about their lives after discharge, the welfare of their comrades and the general condition of our nation. Such concerns gave rise to a value system, and The American Legion swiftly became the nation’s largest veterans service organization. Today, with 2.4 million members, the Legion is as strong and relevant as ever. The American Legion birthday is a ...
The American Legion’s governing body today approved a resolution urging the U.S. Armed Forces to enforce a zero-tolerance policy toward sexual assault committed by and against members of the U.S. military. The resolution comes during a week in which the Air Force’s chief of sexual assault prevention was arrested and charged with sexual battery – and the Pentagon reported that sexual assaults...
KBS has extended their deadline date to make sure all those that want to participate still can. But hurry, space is limited! June 10th is the new deadline date. Complete this application to register for the once in a life time program for Keystone Boys State. Read More →
THE MERCER MEMORIAL DAY 500
“The mystic cords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grace to every living heart swell into a mighty chorus of Remembrance, Gratitude and Rededication on this solemn occasion…..Abraham Lincoln
Honoring the military past and present of Mercer County
The Mercer Memorial Day 500 will be held on May 27th
The day’s events will include;
The following letter was sent by the National Commander today to the New York Times in response to the article that was published in the March 16th edition (below):
Letters to the Editor
The New York Times
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Re: March 17 article, “An Aging American Legion Fights for Relevancy”
As National Commander of the nation’s largest veterans’...