Information and Press Releases from The American Legion Department of Michigan headquarters in Lansing, Michigan. Contact Mark Sutton, Public Relations Director, (517)371-4720 ext 16 or email@example.com
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2019 American Legion High School Oratorical Contest is looking for contestants
Up to $18,000 in scholarship money is possible
Do you know a High School Student who Welcomes Learning?
We are looking for high school students who welcome learning to compete in our 2019 Constitutional Speech Contest
Intention to compete is due by November 20, 2018
This contest is for students who welcome learning. Who are seeking an academic challenge and opportunity to gain scholarship funds, The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is a natural fit. Students learn about our country’s Constitution in a contest that has been held by The American Legion for more than 80 years.
The American Legion Department of Michigan is preparing for the 2019 High School Oratorical Scholarship Competition. This competition gives contestants the opportunity to compete for $18,000 in scholarship money in a speech contest centered on the U.S. Constitution.
Please pass this information along to your students, parents, and your social studies, government, and other interested parties
This year the amendments are the first, fourth, thirteenth, and twenty-first amendments. One amendment will be selected before the contest, and all contestants will speak on that chosen amendment for three to five minutes. Each contestant will give a prepared speech for eight to ten minutes.
Interested students or teachers can find out more at michiganlegion.org/oratorical, email firstname.lastname@example.org, orcall Ashley at (517) 371- 4720 ext. 23.
American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure
WASHINGTON (January 13, 2017) – The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits
to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
"Veterans have waited long enough for treatment and proper care in the area of environmental health," American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt said. "Those who have served at Camp Lejeune and are
now suffering from illnesses linked to contamination cannot be left to confront these diseases as if they were not in any way connected to their time on base. We are here to see this does not happen."
Groundwater contamination at Camp Lejeune was stated specifically in American Legion Resolution No. 118, passed unanimously by delegates at the 98th National Convention in Cincinn…
Affidavit Required in December In late 2013 the state legislature and the governor enacted Public Act 161 of 2013, the Disabled Veterans Exemption. This act gives qualifying disabled veterans or their unremarried surviving spouses a property tax exemption for their primary residence in Michigan. For some qualifying veterans, not having to pay their property taxes could mean the difference of staying in their current home or having to move. Summary of Benefits The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be mailing out to all veterans who receive benefits their ‘summary of benefits’ letter in the month of November and December. The veteran will need that summary along with Michigan Treasury Form 5107. The surviving unremarried spouse will need to provide the last summary of benefits letter or other documentation showing the qualifying veterans status at time of death and Form 5107. To Be Done Annually Every city tax assessor may have a different procedure for applying, but the informat…
Dear American Legion department and national leaders:
Improvement projects at American Legion posts and necessary home repairs for veterans in need are eligible to receive grants from The Home Depot Foundation, a longtime supporter of The American Legion. The Home Depot Foundation announced at National Convention last summer that it is dedicating no less than $1 million for American Legion projects throughout the country.
The Home Depot Foundation grants provide American Legion posts with funds and volunteer help to fix the little things that make huge differences: weatherizing windows, insulating attics, interior and exterior painting, installing new ceiling tiles, replacing fans and replacing flooring. Additionally, these grants provide an opportunity for Legion posts to aid veterans in need of home repairs. For one example, on Veterans Day, The Home Depot volunteers made repairs to the St. Louis home of a Vietnam War veteran. A similar effort made a life-changing differen…