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Congress and the White House agree to expand definition of war eras to include all who served since Dec. 7, 1941.

More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded. The LEGION Act offers American Legion membership eligibility to any U.S. military veteran who served at least one day of active military duty since Dec. 7, 1941, and was honorably discharged or is serving now. The act also affects membership in the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, expanding eligibility for those groups, as well.

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The American Legion remains the most powerful voice in America on behalf of Veterans, their families and communities across the nation. By renewing your membership, you are helping to ensure that Veterans’ continue to receive the benefits that they are entitled to.

Paid up for Life!  See here! for PDF file to download

New membership 2023 year started last Fall, please pay your dues on-line on or mail in at the below address, pay them right away, then your done with it!! Or you can pay at the monthly meeting!

Please make your check payable to C.V. Legion Post 116 in theamount of $40.00 and send to: Coon Valley American Legion Post 116, PO Box 314, Coon Valley, WI 54623

Membership Totals to Date

2024 Paid Membership -174

2024 Membership Goal–174

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Adjutant Notes

American Flags For Sale From The Legion

Don’t forget that Post 116 has flags available for sale to any member as well as anyone in our Community or beyond. This can be a great fundraiser for the American Legion so spread the word and don’t forget the Legion when you need to order a flag. The 3’ x 5’ flags are $25.00.

Proper Disposal Of The American Flag

There is a proper ceremony for the disposal of the American Flag, which usually involves collecting up all of the unserviceable flags, an inspection by the Sergeant at Arms followed by burning. Such an event will be held on September 11th at Chaseburg Post 202 and  Hillsboro Vernon County Meeting

. We had our flags retired at this ceremony. We collect flags from throughout the community through our flag disposal drop box. It is located in the parking lot at the southwest corner of the banquet hall. Please use this for disposing your flags and let your friends and neighbors know about this as well.

Legion Jackets

Legion Jackets can be ordered! Let Charlie Nelson know what size you want at the nextLegion meeting or call him at #608-317-7065. Cost will be around $80.

2024 Polo Shirts

New legion shirts will be ordered! Cost maybe $65.
Contact Adjutant Charlie for details.  See July Newsletter for Pictures!