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Support Wilwin Lodge Fundraiser

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American Legion SAL Squadron 558 is hosting a 4 person Scramble golf outing June 21st, 2013 in Farwell, MI.  All proceeds go to the Wilwin Lodge http://www.wilwin.org



The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

2012 - 2013 District Meetings Remaining

The following are District Meetings left for 2012-2013 Year.


District Meetings 2012-2013
1st District Meeting Schedule
5/6/13 *                        Joe Louis Post #375 6/3/13                          Fred Beaudry Post #126 1st Zone Picnic (8/4/12) in Taylor, Michigan Veterans Day Parade (11/3/12) in Detroit *  Memorial Day Observance - Joint Legion Family.
 Guests are welcome - those planning to attend and speak should notify the District Adjutant, John Burke at 59jaydee@prodigy.net so you may be included in the meeting agenda.
2nd District  May 19, 2013  LYNN C. WEEMAN 514 IDA
            SAL 11.30   MEMORIAL SERVICE 12:30 REGULAR LEGION 2:00 NO SERVICE OFFICERS 3rd District 4th District  MAY 5TH BRIDGMAN POST 331
DINNER SERVED AT 12:30 AND  IS $7.OO PER PERSON. CALL POST FOR RESERVATIONS. BARNDOG
5th District
May 9th, 2013, 7 p.m., Charles A. Conklin Post #28
6th District May 5, 2013 Brighton, MI Post 235 Service Officer School 11 am- Lunch at 12 – Meeting at 1pm

7th District May 19, 2013  Port Hu…

American Legion Commander: CBS Should Apologize for Insulting Vietnam War Veterans

National Commander James Koutz has sent a letter of  protest to CBS regarding a recent broadcast of the show “The Amazing Race” which insults Vietnam Veterans. Below is a Fox News article which contains some background. It is followed by National Commander Koutz’s letter and a news release by American Legion National Headquarters which was issued to the media. Fox News Insider Bob Beckel Outraged Over CBS Airing B-52 Memorial During ‘Amazing Race’ Episode: “Take That Show and Shove It!” CBS’s reality show the “Amazing Race” featured an episode set in Vietnam where contestants went to a B-52 Memorial, which is wreckage of an American B-52 bomber shot down during the Vietnam War. “How did it not cross the producers’ minds that this might offend the men who fought in Vietnam and the families of those who died there?” Greg Gutfeld questioned on The Five. Bob Beckel didn’t hold back any punches. “I’m so outraged by this I can’t believe it. CBS is idiotic, they’re stupid. The idea that they …

Legion submits solutions for VA backlog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legion submits solutions for VA backlog As the number of undecided claims continues to grow, The American Legion calls for greater attention to accuracy and employing more veterans as claims processors. WASHINGTON (March 20, 2013) -- One day after Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., called for the resignation of Allison Hickey, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under secretary for benefits, she found herself testifying before Miller as he chaired a March 20 hearing by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs that focused on VA’s mounting backlog of disability claims. For the hearing, The American Legion submitted a statement recognizing a substantial increase in the claims backlog since 2010, along with specific recommendations to help solve the problem. In 2010, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) had about 509,000 claims pending with 39 percent in backlog (pending more than 125 days). As of this week, VBA’s figures show nearly 896,000 claims pending with more th…

Happy Birthday American Legion

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March 15th, 1919:  The birth of The American Legion.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

What do Parents say about Boys and Girls State?

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"The American Legion Department of Michigan are seeking boys with outstanding qualifications in character and leadership to attend one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction ever designed for high school students.”

For more information visit www.michiganlegion.org/boysstate

To receive an application email packet@michiganlegion.org

For information about Girls State in Michigan visit www.michalaux.org

March 2013 District Meetings

The following District have their meetings still left in March.
5th District March 14th, 2013, 7 p.m., Neal E. Fonger Post #179
7th District March 17, 2013  Caseville
16TH District Meetings March 12, 2013  Wyandotte Post 217
17th District Meetings March 20, 2013  7p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall 25300 5 Mile, Redford Post 302






The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.