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VA Secretary’s Statement on the Passage of the PACT Act

"Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes while fighting for our country are American heroes, and they deserve world-class care and benefits for their selfless service. The bipartisan PACT Act will help VA deliver for those Veterans—and their survivors—by empowering us to presumptively provide care and benefits to Vets suffering from more than 20 toxic … Continue reading VA Secretary’s Statement on the Passage of the PACT Act

Tell Congress to Support the Veterans Service Recognition Act

Immigrants have served and defended our great nation since the revolutionary war. Citizenship for service is a privilege that every noncitizen veteran and servicemember should be granted for their honorable service. However, some face deportation because they are unable to acquire U.S. citizenship. Forcing them to leave their families and the country they served. These … Continue reading Tell Congress to Support the Veterans Service Recognition Act

Legion: Senate Action on PACT Act ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’

The American Legion JUL 28, 2022 The American Legion and other veterans advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., today to criticize a Senate vote that again has delayed passage of what is known as the PACT Act. The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act – which has passed in both the House and Senate – received technical corrections … Continue reading Legion: Senate Action on PACT Act ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’

Progress on Korean War Personnel Accounting

FACTSHEET | April 1, 2022 Korean War Statistics: Total Personnel unaccounted-for 7,5441Completed Republic of Korea (ROK) Joint Field Activities (JFAs): 1996 - present 61Completed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) JFAs: 1996 - 2005 33 CategoryTotal Each CategoryAccounted-ForDPRK: Remains recovered and repatriated through unilateral turnover, 1990-1994 in 208 caskets2 (K-208) or JFA in 229 caskets, 1996-2005K-208 (208 Caskets)JRO (229 Caskets)344(K-208 – … Continue reading Progress on Korean War Personnel Accounting

Post 134 Member Bettina Roth Wins National Veterans Creative Arts First Place Award

Betttina Roth, a Marine Corps veteran & Post 134 member was awarded first place for her needlework tapestry “Grace Through the Night” in the Original Design in Needlework category during the 2021 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition.   As described in a VA press release earlier this year the competition is, “Co-presented by the U.S. … Continue reading Post 134 Member Bettina Roth Wins National Veterans Creative Arts First Place Award

National Corporate Alliances

The American Legion relies on the generous support of corporations through sponsorships, cause-marketing intiatives and in-kind and philanthropic donations to further our mission. COMMANDER'S CIRCLE Since 2010, USAA has been a generous supporter of The American Legion, offering insurance, free financial advice, banking, investing and member discounts to Legion members. Since founding in 1922, USAA … Continue reading National Corporate Alliances

Legion-Backed Bill Would Improve Maternal Health Care For Veterans

The American Legion MAR 25, 2021 An American Legion-supported piece of legislation that would lay a foundation to serve a young and more diverse veteran population has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The Protecting Moms Who Served Act was introduced by Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., and has bipartisan support. Original co-sponsors include Chairwoman … Continue reading Legion-Backed Bill Would Improve Maternal Health Care For Veterans