April 30, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-69 that continues the closure of clubs, etc. until May 28, 2020, @ 11:59 PM.

Read EO 2020-69

April 7, 2020, has been a busy day. The department has received the news that the 2020 American Legion National Baseball World Series and the American Legion Regional Baseball Tournaments have been canceled.

The National Samsung and Diamond Scholarships have been suspended for 2020.
The National Executive Committee has also canceled the 2020 American Legion National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky in August. Current National Officers will stay in place until the 2021 National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
NOTE: The Department of Michigan Executive Committee is discussing the next steps for the department. We will send information out as soon as a decision has been made.
Read the letter and resolution at the link below.

Update as of March 30, 2020:

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On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into law the CARES ACT to help with the Coronavirus.   Previously to that ACT, the Small Business Administration in agreement with Governor Whitmer's application has designated Michigan an Economic Disaster allowing for Economic Injury Disaster Loans to be made to small businesses and non-profits who meet certain standards.

Learn more at these links:

Status of Michigan American Legion Programs as of March 30, 2020
  • 2020 Boys State has been canceled
  • 2020 Student Trooper program has NOT been canceled
  • 2020 Michigan American Legion Baseball program has NOT been canceled


March 23, 2020 - 11:00 am - Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 - Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life - Read Order Here

This order has effects the following:

  • Department Headquarters building is closed until April 14.
  • Workers will be working remotely as much as they are able, with access to email and phone.
  • Email the appropriate person or
  • Posts with buildings, this means no activities unless you are serving carryout food orders or a program to support needy populations.

For all Executive Order updates,9753,7-406-98178_98455-521682--,00.html

The American Legion National Headquarters

  • See there update page here:
  • The National Oratorical Contest has been canceled.
  • Spring Meetings and the Spring National Executive Committee meeting has been canceled.