Scholarships, grants, VA assistance top April impact report
American Legion Post 100 in Royse City, Texas, held a centennial birthday event for the community. Photo by Schelly Stone/The American Legion

Scholarships, grants, VA assistance top April impact report

The American Legion’s support of veterans, young people and disaster victims are reflected in the April 2019 Membership Impact Report.

Fifty-three high school-age orators came to Indianapolis April 4-5 to compete for college scholarship money and a chance to win The American Legion National Oratorical Contest. Patrick Junker of Iowa took home the title in part with his passionate speech titled, “The Spread of Constitutional Apathy and How to Quarantine It.” His $18,000 scholarship was part of $138,000 awarded to teens from across the country and around the world who competed in the 82nd event.

Also in this month’s report, the power of volunteerism is quantified, and the Legion’s 100th birthday is remembered from Royse City, Texas, to Cooperstown, N.Y.

Click here to see the April American Legion Membership Impact Report.

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