Wednesday, April 15, 2020
State and National Conventions Cancelled
Health emergency forces cancellation of American Legion Department of New York convention
“Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Department convention (scheduled for July 16-18 in Binghamton) has been cancelled,” Department Adjutant James Casey announced. (See his update.)
All officers elected for 2019/2020 will remain for the 2020/2021 Legion year.
“Next year’s Department convention will be as scheduled in Westchester for 2021 and we will return to Binghamton in 2022.”
Hotel reservations have automatically been cancelled for anyone who submitted housing forms.
On the national level, The American Legion has cancelled the 102nd National Convention, originally scheduled for Louisville, Ky., Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, 2020.
The 102nd National Convention is now scheduled for Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, 2021, in Phoenix. Terms of currently serving national officers are extended until then.
With a current membership of nearly two million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, patriotic youth programs and Americanism. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 13,000 posts worldwide. From the drafting of the original GI Bill to the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion is the most influential voice for America’s veterans.