Friday, December 20, 2013
NORTHPORT — Northport American Legion Post 694 unveiled its new look Thursday, Dec. 19, which includes an elevator and other building updates.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
WASHINGTON –The American Legion voiced its outrage over budget cuts on military retirees’ benefits at a Dec. 18 press conference in Washington. The U.S. Senate had just passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which would reduce cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) benefits for America’s retired veterans by more than $6 billion.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
ALBANY — The American Legion strongly opposes a cost-of-living cut for military retirees in the budget bill passed by the House and sent to the Senate last week, New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor said.
Monday, December 16, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Calling the latest decision by a federal judge to remove a cross from a veterans memorial “very regrettable,” the head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization vowed to continue supporting the legal fight to maintain the symbol that has stood at San Diego’s Mount Soledad for more than half a century.
As Civil Air Patrol cadets and officers laid wreaths on veterans graves across New York Saturday (Dec. 14), members of the American Legion Family were often there with them.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Internal Revnue Service (IRS) has been conducting audits of American Legion Posts and fining some of them — up to $1,000 a day — for not having records of DD-214s (the military separation document proving honorable service). The IRS has now revised its position on the DD-214 requirement in section 501(c)19 of the Internal Revenue Code — thanks to American Legion efforts.