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Am     American Legion Coin Act

The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act provides Congress with a valuable way to thank the Legion for its service to our nation, and to invest in our shared values. Read more | Legion pushes for centennial coin bill co-sponsorship | How you can help 

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Scholarships for veterans and military servicemembers 


Important Forms


Junior SAL Leadership Camp Form 


2017-2018 Certification Form


Sleep Number Military Appreciation Event 


Hiring Fair at SunTrust Park


  Last change to register for Legion Baseball 


"Official Player Development and College Recruiting Affiliate of American Legion Baseball"


"Official Baseball of the American Legion Baseball National Tournaments"


Last chance to register for 2017

Over 3,000 teams have registered for the 2017 season. Sign your team up before the June 1 deadline to participate.  Register now

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Fort Gordon Transition Summit 
Update on Flag Amendment Bill
The end of the 114th Congress signaled that House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 9 and Senate Joint Resolution (S.J. Res.) 21 – proposed constitutional amendment to protect the American flag from physical desecration – expired. Though garnering some support in their respective chambers, neither measure emerged from the House or Senate Judiciary committees for an up-or-down vote in either chamber. 
As a result, The American Legion is continuing its efforts to protect the American flag in the 115thCongress. As he did in the previous Congress, Rep. Steve Womack (AR) re-introduced a flag protection constitutional amendment, House Joint Resolution (H.J. Res.) 61, with 13 original co-sponsors. He is currently contacting other Members of the House seeking additional co-sponsors. With the House resolution now introduced, a member of the Senate will be sought to introduce a companion measure in that chamber.
"We, The People" still feel it is the right thing to do.
Georgia Boys State  2017 Program

1. 2017 Program will start on Sunday - the last day of the Department Convention. Staff will be notified of report date/time.

2. Program Dates: June 18th (Sunday) thru June 24th (Saturday), 2017!

3. Program Site: Riverside Military Academy - Gainesville, Georgia

4. Cost per student: $250.00

Thank you for your support of the Georgia Boys State Program!


Defense Department Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Certificate of Honor Program


GDVS's Commemoration Office can assist veterans and families in filing for several types of certificates of honor on the behalf of their departed loved one. These certificates are offered through the Department of Defense's (DoD) Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration office.  For additional information or assistance contact the GDVS Commemoration Office at 404-463-3080 or email

G D Hendrix honored as the 2016 Coweta County Veteran of the Year
Message from National Commander Charles Schmidt 
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The American Legion
Dear Legion Family Members and Friends,

The American Legion extends its congratulations to presidential nominee Donald Trump for his victory in Tuesday's election after an historic and memorable campaign. Congratulations also go out to the newly elected members of Congress.

With the election concluded and the transition of power taking shape, it's time for us to rise above the vitriol that flooded the campaign. It's time for cooler heads to prevail and to work together for our beloved and grateful nation — the one we defended with our lives. It's time for our elected representatives to work toward the good of all Americans, regardless of their gender, age or race. 

It's time for our new commander in chief to shore up our national defense, protect our northern and southern borders, and deliver a budget to Congress that ensures that our military has the resources to keep Americans and our allies safe.

It's time to defeat the Islamic State. Period.

It's time for President-elect Trump to follow through on his pledge to improve health care for all veterans, as outlined in an interview with The American Legion.

It's time for the new president to reveal the details of his plan to provide a spark to the economy and get more Americans — especially veterans — working again.

It's time to end sequestration.

It's time for Congress to reform and modernize the archaic VA appeals process.

It's time for the president and Congress to develop real solutions to the specific needs of today's generation of veterans coming home with PTSD, TBI and amputated limbs at the highest rates we have ever experienced.

The people have spoken. The president-elect and new Congress must set aside their differences, their political agendas and work for the common good. President-elect Trump and our democratically elected Congress must address these and other issues which are vital for the success of our nation and our veterans. 

It's time. 

Carry the legacy forward. 

Charles E. Schmidt
National Commander


Chick-Fil-A Honors Veterans 
Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets:
ByBill Callen:  Top Right News
Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock.
According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table" that contained a single rose, a Bible & a folded American flag, as well as a plaque w/in which was the following explanation:
"This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms.
The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.
The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening's toast. The chair is empty — they are missing."
After the story went viral, the store manager, Alex Korchan, explained to WSB that his team members had set up the table because they "wanted to honor veterans." Furthermore, he offered free meals to all veterans and their family members on Veterans Day. Korchan also put up a poster so that customers could write in the names of loved ones who they have lost. "We've had a lot of people who have come in and seen it and been touched by it," Korchan continued. "It's been special to see."
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All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.  Edmund Burke


American Legion Centennial Celebration



Legion Family in Cascade, Idaho, came up with a community-centered plan 10 years ago and membership has soared.  Read more 

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Celebration updates
Post Profile of the Month
Chartered in 1921, American Legion Post 11 in Newport, Ky., has an unexploded bomb in its basement. No one is sure where it came from, but according to Auxiliary member Nancy Moses, a member noticed and warned the post leadership the bomb was live. According to the post's Centennial Celebration page, firefighters deactivated the bomb, but the shell remains on display. 
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Centennial Polo - $38.95   Centennial Pocket T-shirt - $16.95
Centennial T-shirt - $16.95   Centennial Cap - $17.95
Centennial Tack - $4.95   Centennial Patch - $3.95


Purple Heart Homes Fall Newsletter 

Check out our Fall Newsletter! Stories include: Hearts of Honor, Chapter updates, Co-Founders Corner. Read more here.
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Attention: New or renewal memberships and cards for The American Legion Press Association (GALPA) are available now.  Posts with public relations committee heads and members are encouraged to join or renew.  For further details contact Dept of Georgia, Public Relations, Galpa Guy, at



POW/MIA Honor Guard Facebook Page


Detachment Calendar of Events 

January 13-16                    SAL College and DEC at Post 154, Tybee Island
                                                Legion family building weekend - all invited
                                                Hotel information and contact to follow



Detachment Officers 2016-2017 Contact Info 

Atlanta TV Show "Pay It Forward" Needs Help Finding Veterans to Honor 

Time to Renew






Squadron 29 Breakfast 

Every 3rd Saturday


NOTICE!!      NOTICE!!                            *****************            *****************

The Sons of the American Legion will be cooking breakfast every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 8:00 a.m. until 11.00 a.m at the American Legion Post 29 at 921 Gresham Ave., Marietta, Ga

This is open to the public and will include bacon, sausage , omelets, eggs to your order, grits, hash browns, pancakes, toast  biscuits and sawmill gravy with juice, coffee and sweet rolls. 

     All for just a minimum donation of only $7.00.  


Proceeds go to support the numerous charities of the SAL, some of which are the VA Hospitals, Child Welfare Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, and others.


Electronic Consolidated Report Form

Click here to fill out an electronic version of the CSR Form



VA Information


Volunteers Needed at the VA / Click here for more information!!! 

National Veterans Small Business Engagement Volunteer Roles 


American Legion Family Tree



The American Legion National Headquarters has designed a FREE and secure internet site to assist Squadron Adjutants in their day-to-day membership processing duties. This site serves as a direct portal from the local squadron to National Headquarters’ membership system.

Features include:
View and Edit squadron membership
Generate reports
Reports available in CSV file format allowing users to work with the data in other applications such as Microsoft Excel and Access
Squadron Inquiry
Payment process for individual membership dues does not change. Your Squadron must continue to transmit membership cards and dues payments to your State Headquarters.
Available for Sons of The American Legion Squadrons only.


V.A. & R Information

Please go to to view more information about V.A. and R programs. For additional information, you may contact V.A. & R Chairman Douglas Murphy

 Squadron Data Form







Any office to be filled later by appointment should be designated by inserting “ To Be Appointed” in such space opposite such office,





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Regular Squadron Meeting_______________Time________

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*Commander home phone ________________________________ Other__________________________


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BOND $4.00 CHECK#_____________ E-MAIL ADDRESS___________________






*NOTE: We must have the complete address and phone number of the Commander and adjutant.


Mailing Address:

The Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Georgia
3035 Mount Zion Road 
Stockbridge, GA 30281