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Each year, American Legion department service officers help thousands of veterans receive VA benefits they earned through service to their country. The Legion conducts, promotes and supports hundreds of career fairs for veterans and transitioning service members, bringing employers face to face with job hunters. Legion staff lobbies Congress for better quality of life for U.S. military personnel.
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News and Events
Legion Riders promotion, recruitment tools
The American Legion, June 12, 2017
A great way to promote and support the more than 150,000 American Legion Riders and their upcoming Legacy Run, and recruit new Riders, is through customizable ads.
A half and full page ad are located at www.legion.org/membership/tools and available for download.
This year’s Legacy Run will leave Fort Dodge, Kan., Aug. 12 and travel west to Reno, Nev., site of the 2017 American Legion National Convention. The Run raises money for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund, which provides college money for the children of U.S. military personnel killed on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the children of post-9/11 veterans with a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or higher.
Last month during the Legion’s Spring Meetings in Indianapolis, the Legacy Scholarship awarded $671,892 in financial aid to 55 children of the fallen and disabled.
Achieve 100 percent reporting by sharing your post’s story
The American Legion’s Consolidated Post Report (CPR) is an opportunity for posts to document every activity they fulfilled in a 12-month (June 1-May 31) reporting period – whether it’s providing funeral honors, sponsoring youth to attend a Legion program, conducting fundraising efforts or more.
Only 8,900 posts submitted a CPR last year – a 67 percent response rate from the 13,290 total posts worldwide, leaving a third of posts’ activities unaccounted for.
The compiled CPR revealed that reporting posts provided more than 4 million community service volunteer hours, conducted more than 7,000 Memorial Day and Veterans Day services, participated in 1,065 veteran job fairs, provided 123,014 funeral honors, awarded 10,308 scholarships to youth, performed 30,023 U.S. flag presentations, presented 8,426 ROTC medals, and much more.
It’s important for the CPR response rate to increase so that the great work Legion posts and members are doing in their communities is reflected. And every department with 75 percent or better reporting will receive a certificate from National Commander Charles E. Schmidt by mail. Additionally, the national commander will present a plaque to every department that accomplishes at least 95 percent CPR reporting by July 1 during the 99th National Convention in Reno, Nev., in August.
The 2016-2017 CPR form is located on www.mylegion.org on the left-hand side under Post and Department; it can be filled out and submitted electronically. The form also can be found here to download and submit by mail.