George Milton Simmons Jr.

Post 3 is named for George Milton Simmons, Jr. He was born on 14 March 1897 and died on 18 July 1918 at the Battle of Soissons, France during WWI. He was buried at the Alexandria National Cemetery on 18 May 1921. We are in the process of researching him and hope to be able … Continue reading George Milton Simmons Jr.

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The Need For A Growing Membership

Posted in The American Legion Magazine National Commander  James E. Koutz I recently had the opportunity to testify before a joint session of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committees. In doing so, I learned what national commanders before me have learned, which is that it’s common for one or more senators or representatives to … Continue reading The Need For A Growing Membership

Listen to The American Legion Magazine

Recent visitors to the home page of The American Legion Magazine have probably noticed something new. Beginning with the August 2012 issue, audio recordings of most sections and features are now accessible for download on the page, in addition to the usual text forms – both free of charge. The Legion has a relationship with … Continue reading Listen to The American Legion Magazine

Groundbreaking Event at SE Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

Dear Fellow Veterans and Supporters:   As Secretary of Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, it is my pleasure to cordially invite you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of LA Department of Veterans Affairs' newest Veterans Cemetery, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at Camp Villere in Slidell.    The event will be held … Continue reading Groundbreaking Event at SE Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

Think Before You Donate

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS As you open your pockets to do a good thing and make yourself feel good, please keep the following facts in mind: The Salvation Army Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year, plus housing, for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.  96 … Continue reading Think Before You Donate