National Poppy Day®
May 25, 2018
The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform.
The American Legion Turns 99
The American Legion will celebrate its 99th birthday on March 15. It is the day in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris.
(Source: Taylor Press)
Legion Plans Explosive Fourth
Taylor’s American Legion is looking for a little help to stage an explosive July 4th in Murphy Park.
The local veterans post stepped up to raise the money to pay for the Independence Day display and is looking to locals for a bit of help.
U.S. Mint To Issue Coins That Celebrate American Legion's Centennial
February 21, 2018
Three commemorative coins will be released in January 2019; designs to be unveiled this year.
Brian Duensing Named 2018 American Legion Baseball Graduate Of The Year
Brian Duensing, currently of the Chicago Cubs, has been named the 2018 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year.
Each year the American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year honors a former Legion player who is currently playing in the Major Leagues for his character, leadership, playing abilities and community service. Individuals are recommended by their respective post.