KBS

KBS

The American Legion Department of Pennsylvania opened applications today for the 2015 session of Keystone Boys State (KBS), a weeklong civic leadership program held at Shippensburg University. This program has grown over the last 10 years, picking up a number of Governor School students, and will approach 300 KBS citizens from across the state this... 
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Commander takes a dip

As the chilly waters of the Chesapeake Bay dipped to 32 degrees, Sons of The American Legion Detachment Commander J.R. Hall from Maryland made his way to Sandy Point State park for his eighth consecutive year to take a little dip in the water to raise money for the Special Olympics of Maryland. This time was different as he and three friends were... 
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Legacy Run turns 10

For the past nine years, members of The American Legion Family and other riders have gathered at Wayne Post 64 in Indianapolis to start a four-day journey that covers more than 1,000 miles to help children of U.S. servicemembers killed on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001. The Legacy Run raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund,... 
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Legion Family is greatly appreciated

Imagine you’re out bearing the cold Pennsylvania February weather.  The wind is howling and you’re trying to find shelter.  You have little to no friends and family to turn to.  You have no money, no job, and no home.  The nights bring on concern for where you’re going to sleep and the days are filled with hunger.  You served your country... 
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SAL Report

Sons of The American Legion Committee Chairman John A. Eisler, Jr. The Sons of The American Legion was created in 1932 as an organization within The American Legion which exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. Their mission: to strengthen the four pillars of The American Legion. Their 2014 membership achieved another “All-Time... 
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New Defense Secretary Faces Enormous Challenges

Helm: New Defense Secretary Faces Enormous Challenges “The biggest challenges since the end of the cold war,” is how American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm described the tasks facing new Defense Secretary Ash Carter.  “I congratulate Secretary Carter on his recent confirmation.  It is crucial that Congress and the president give... 
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National Commanders Tour

National Commanders Tour National Commander Michael Helm will be visiting Pennsylvania March 9 – 11th.  This is a great opportunity to show our Pennsylvania Proud for the National Commander and Department Commander Dennis Haas. Monday, March 9th, we will be honoring these two great commanders at the American Legion Post 34 in Lancaster.  The donation... 
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Memorial Ride in May

Please plan to attend Memorial Ride in May  It’s the Annual Memorial Ride to Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  The event will be at the PA Monument in the Cemetery.  We are encouraging others to set up a ride from the place of their choice and be at the Cemetery by 12:00 Noon.  The short ceremony consists of the... 
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18th Annual Youth Achievement Dinner

18th Annual Youth Achievement Dinner The Annual Youth Achievement Dinner for the American Legion Allegheny County is scheduled for Sunday, April 19tt.  The event will be held at Soldiers & Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial Hall in Oakland.  The address is 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213. We encourage all of our Legion family... 
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Lincoln visit

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm, Sons of the American Legion National Commander Mike Moss and Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford observed the birthday of the nation’s 16th president in Springfield, Ill., last Thursday during the 81st annual National American Legion Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln.  Read More →