State Redistricting Citizen Commission Wants to Hear From Veterans

Michigan’s first-ever Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) is hosting a series of public hearings across the state in May and June to solicit input from the public about their communities, representation and electoral district lines (see below for a full list of public hearings). The American Legion can engage in this historic process in two … Read more

A Nation Divided

“A nation divided against itself cannot stand” Abraham Lincoln By Clyde A. Sinclair, Scouting Committee Chairman Growing up in the fifties was an exciting yet frightening time.  With WWII and the Korean War over, companies were able to focus on consumer goods.  This was a time of booming automotive design and production.  Housing for the … Read more

Detroit Catholic High School Senior Wins The American Legion Department of Michigan 2021 Oratorical Contest.

Jack Smith of Milford took first place in The American Legion Department of Michigan Annual Oratorical Contest on Saturday, March 6, at Lansing’s department headquarters.  Jack competed against three other high school students from around the state.  Jack is a senior from Detroit Catholic Central High School in Novi. He represented the 3rd Zone of … Read more

Update April 7, 2020 – News from The American Legion National Headquarters

2020 American Legion Regional Tournaments and 2020 American Legion World Series canceled Awarding American Legion Baseball and Samsung American Legion Scholarships suspended for 2020 With the unpredictability of the current worldwide COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the manner in which the virus spreads, its duration and the resulting public health regulations and restrictions across the nation, The … Read more

Good of the Legion March 2020

Good Afternoon American Legion Post, This month’s Good of the Legion is now available. Good of the Legion March 2020 I am not asking you to print off a copy for each member, however, if you do thank you, but to present these items under the Good of the Legion portion of your meeting or … Read more

Trump opens membership eligibility for The American Legion

LANSING, Mich — July 31, 2019 — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bipartisan bill expanding eligibility for membership in the biggest and most politically influential veterans service organization in the U.S., prompting celebration in Michigan, home to the 11th largest population of veterans in the country. Prior to the “LEGION Act,” if veterans wanted to join … Read more

Are You a New Chaplain?

“To you is given the spiritual leadership of this post. You will, I know, lend dignity and respect to your office. You should be in close confidence with the commander and the other officers of this post and should attend all meetings of the post. You should be ready upon occasion to take your part … Read more