Over the first 40 years of the GI Bill, benefits to veterans and their families were valued at over 11 figures. American Legion Legacy Scholarship funds raised since 2006, to assist the children of military personnel who have lost their lives or became over 50 percent disabled since 9/11, have eclipsed the $11 million mark. And, for the first time in American Legion Baseball history, a pitcher threw back-to-back no-hitters enroute to a championship sweep. And the Emblem Sales Flag Rewards program has grown by 172 posts this year.
The American Legion’s September Membership Impact Report puts numbers and voices behind the services and programs of the organization whose federal charter was granted 100 years ago this week.