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Home News The American Legion is turning 101

The American Legion is turning 101

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The American Legion will celebrate its 101st birthday on Sunday, March 15.

If your post, district or department is hosting a birthday celebration, a guidelined speech is available. This birthday speech is an opportunity for Legionnaires to share about the organization's history and mission, to both themselves and the community at large. The speech is not necessarily meant to be recited verbatim; members are encouraged to amend it to taste and audience.





Download The American Legion's 101st birthday speech.

Members of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) will operate a special event station on Saturday, March 14, to commemorate the Legion's birthday. Operating from the radio room at National Headquarters in Indianapolis, ham radio operators at club station K9TAL will communicate with both member and non-member amateur radio operators around the world. Learn more about the event here.

Posts can upload recaps and photos of their birthday celebrations, and other community activities, at legiontown.org.


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