Military Night at the RedHawks


Post 2 members Christopher Hanson, James Landman, and Steven Fraase sang the National Anthem at the Military Appreciation Night at the RedHawks baseball game on June 29th.  The Post 2 Color Guard also was a part of a massed Color Guard during pre-game festivities.  We hope to get some photos of the Color Guard soon!

Post 2 at the Fargo Marathon


Post 2 Executive Committee members Larry Lein (left) and Dave Johnston (right) along with Sergeant at Arms Jeff Hett (center) represented the American Legion at the Fargo Marathon during the the 5K Heroes Run and Walk yesterday!  The trio of racers were representing the Post 2 Color Guard.  Outstanding job, gentlemen!

Air Force JROTC Awards


Congratulations to Dakotah Hoselton and Brooklyn Klein of AFJROTC, Fargo Public Schools! Dakotah received the American Legion JROTC Military Excellence Medal while Brooklyn received the American Legion JROTC Scholastic Excellence Medal! Both awards were sponsored by Post 2 with Past Commander Michele Olson presenting the awards!

Bison Battalion ROTC Awards


Check out some photos of Post Commander Christopher Hanson and Adjutant Sylvan Melroe presenting ROTC Awards to the Bison Battalion back on February 11th!


The following awards were presented that evening:

Military Excellence Medal- Cadet Andrew Johnson and Cadet Gregory Groesbeck


Scholastic Excellence Medal- Cadet Seguy Tchakounte and Cadet Devin Bykonen


American Legion Post 2 Outstanding Cadet Saber- Cadet Kyle Bogart

Veterans Service Officer Tom Webb (left) observes as Veterans Service Officer Supervisor Bryan Watters (center) accepts a donation from Commander Christopher Hanson (right).

Post 2 Presents a Check to the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs


Last night at the February Post Meeting, Commander Christopher Hanson presented a check for $850.87 to the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to to go into the North Dakota Support Our Veterans Fund!  This fund was the Commander's Project for his 2015-2016 membership year.  Present to accept the check was NDDVA Veterans Service Officer Supervisor Bryan Watters (also a Post 2 member) and Veterans Service Officer Tom Webb.


The North Dakota Support our Veterans Fund was established to provide resources for emergency needs of North Dakota veterans and their eligible dependents. Emergency needs of veterans may include but are not limited to dental care, vision, hearing, housing, transportation for medical treatment and other special needs as approved by the Fund Advisors.


We're happy to know that this money will be put to good use aiding veterans and their families and hope to make a donation sometime again in the near future!

Here's a few photos from the American Legion Christmas Party (courtesty of Dave Johnston) which took place on December 13th at the El Zagal Shrine! Thanks to Auxiliary for putting on this excellent event!

November Post Meeting - Helping Our Youth!


At our November Post Meeting, we had the pleasure for a second month in a row hosting youth that Post 2 have helped grow and mature as future leaders in our community!


Two more young men spoke at the meeting sharing their experiences at their time at Boys State this past June.  As always, they were very excited about what they brought back home with them- knowledge of how our country is managed, experience and understanding on what our political system is made of, and valuable leadership experience that will no doubt help them in the future.


We also had the chance to visit with Ben Diers, a freshman saxophone instrumentalist, who was the recipient of a scholarship to attend the International Music Camp this past summer.  Ben performed the Star Spangled Banner for us to open our meeting and then sat down and visited with us on his experience at the camp.  This was special for Commander Hanson as he, a professional musician in the Fargo-Moorhead area, began his musical journey by attending over a dozen sessions of camp at the International Music Camp in his middle school and high school years.


Post 2 will continue to strive to aid our youth in becoming better leaders and citizens in our community by providing them with these outstanding opportunities!

Veterans Day


Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make Veterans Day a success for Post 2!  Without your help, we couldn't enjoy such a special a day, a day to remember all of our Veterans who have served out country with honor!


Thank to the member of Post 2 and Unit 2 for their help in getting everything ready foir the Stew Feed.  Thanks to the Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band for their outstanding performance that afternoon!  Thanks to the American Heritage Girls for providing so much help with bussing tables, serving beverages, and more during the afternoon events.  And thanks to the El Zagal Shrine for allowing us to host this event at that great location!

Veterans Day Celebrations


Other Veterans Day celebrations around the area included a Veterans Day Ceremony which took place at North Dakota State University outside of the Memorial Union.  The event was spearheaded by the Veteran Alliance Organization (VALOR) and featured a ceremonial raising of the flag, Taps, and a speech by Past Commender of Post 2, Brad Aune.


A wonderful tribute to veterans was held at Nativity Elementary as well featuring displays of uniforms and military items, artwork by the students, and presentations by groups of children of all ages.  Instrumental in the event were Post 2 members Edward Schwind, a Marine Corps veteran, and Jennifer Schwind, a currently-serving member of the North Dakota Army National Guard and a combat veteran having served overseas in the Middle East.  The Schwind's have six children, three of which are currently attending school at Nativity Elemntary.

A 9/11 Ceremony was held on the Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead on September 11th.
Various Color Guards were in attendance at the ceremony- in this photo, we see members of the Post 2 Color Guard along with VFW Commander David Rice.
The Post 2 Color Guard pauses for a photo opportunity with Past Commander Cathy Keogh.

Post 2 Boys State Members


Thanks to the boys who stopped by our October Post Meeting to talk about how 2016 Boys State had an effect on them that will last a lifetime!  Thanks also to the family members who were also in attendance! 


Pictured above: Wayne Warmager (Post 2 and District 1 Boys State Coordinator), Conner Beckman - Fargo North, Neelay Patel - Fargo Davies, Matthew Seefeldt - Fargo Shanley, Thomas Smallerz - Fargo South, Jensen Walker - Fargo Davies, Ivan Wognin - Fargo North, and Christopher Hanson (Post 2 Commander).


The following boys were unable to attend the meeting: Tyler Anderson - Fargo North
Erik Benson - Fargo North, Bryant Everest - Fargo South, and Charles Thielman - Fargo North.

50, 60, and 70 Year Awards

Congratulations to all of our 50, 60, and 70 year members of the American Legion!  At our May Post Meeting, we had four our own members who were able to be in attendance to receive their awards!  Thank you for your service to our country and your service to Post 2!


Christopher Hanson
Post 2 Commander, 2015-2016

60 Year Member - Bob Lechner
50 Year Member - Larry H. Franek
50 Year Member - Raymond T. Myers
50 Year Member - Dennis D. Weinkauf

ROTC Awards Presented at North Dakota State University


American Legion Post 2 had the honor of presenting awards for outstanding military leadership and scholastic achievment at the Bison Battalion ROTC Military Ball earlier this month.  Post 2 members Syl Melroe, a member of the Executive Board and John Chatelain, Second Vice Commander were on hand to present the awards.

Military Excellence Medal

The Military Excellence Medal, this year being presented to two Cadets, is awarded to Cadets for being in the top 25% of their ROTC classes and demonstrating outstanding qualities of military leadership, discipline, character and citizenship.


Cadet Joshua Fergel

Cadet Devin Bykonen


Scholastic Excellence Medal

The Scholastic Excellence Medal, this year also being presented to two Cadets, is awarded to Cadets for being in the top 10% in their class in academic studies, the top 25% of their class in ROTC subjects, have demonstrated qualities of leadership, and have actively participated in related student activities such as student organizations, constructive activities, or sports.


Cadet Joshua Baneck

Cadet Zacharaih Moen


American Legion Post 2 Outstanding Cadet Saber

The final and most prestigious award we present annually is the Fargo American Legion Post 2 Saber, awarded to the top Cadet in the ROTC program. 


Cadet Ryan Doblar

Commander Christopher Hanson got the honor of visiting with a Post 2 Baseball player, a Major League catcher, and a World Series Champion at the Post 2 Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet! Chris Coste served as the keynote speaker at the annual event.
Former Post 2 Baseball player, Major Leage catcher, and World Series Champion Chris Coste gives his remarks at the Post 2 Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet.
Past Commander Linda Whaley, Post 2 Commander Christopher Hanson, and Past Commander Cathy Keogh pose for a photo at the Post 2 Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet.
Commander Christopher Hanson speaks at the NDSU Veterans Day Ceremony in front of the Memorial Union.
Commander Christopher Hanson served as the Keybote Speaker for the Fargo-Moorhead Veterans Day Ceremony at the Fargo Civic Center.
Our Post 2 Color Guard at the Civic Center on Veterans Day,
Veterans Day Stew at the American Legion.
Commander Christopher Hanson participates in the POW/MIA Table Presentation.
Post 2 members gather at the Memorial Bridge on Veterans Day for a short ceremony put on by the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Check presentation to the Post 2 Color Guard from Jim Schafbauer and Capital Credit Union.
Longtime Post 2 Color Guard bugler Konrad Olson was presented a bugle for his contributions to the program.
Commander Christopher Hanson with the girls of the American Heritage Girls.

Thank you for the youth who were in attendance at our combined Post and Auxiliary Meeting in November!  Your stories and testimonials about your experiences at Boys and Girls State were outstanding.  You should all be very proud of your accompishments at Boys and Girl State!

Several Color Guards, including our very own Post 2 Color Guard, were out at the airport to welcome the Honor Flight back to Fargo.
The Governor proclaimed June 20-26, 2015 Navy Week in the state of North Dakota. Here's a copy of his proclamation!
Commander Christopher Hanson made a donation to the children of the NDNG Military Youth Music Camp this past weekend. The donation, given on behalf of Post 2, was used to pay for free activities during Saturday recreation time.
From left to right, Past Commander Michele Olson, Post 2 Commander Christopher Hanson, Past Commander Linda Whaley, and Past Commander Cathy Keogh at Jack Williams Stadium
American Legion Post 2 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 2 members volunteered to answer phones for Prairie Public Television on December 7th.
Volunteers from the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary volunteer countless hours at the VA Medical Center each year.
Commander Michele Olson speaks about the American Legion at the 2014 Jass Festival which took place August 10th and the Fargo Post.
Congratulations to Commander Michele Olson, the new commander of Post 2. She and the other 2014-2015 officers were installed on Tuesday, June 3rd.
Choice Financial presented Post 2 with a donation of $628 in honor of May being Natioinal Military Appreciation month! Past Commander Brad Aune accepted the check on behalf of the post!
Michele Olson presents an American Legion ROTC award at a Fargo South AFJROTC ceremony at Fargo South High School.
Michele Olson presents an American Legion ROTC award at a Fargo South AFJROTC ceremony at Fargo South High School.
David Johnston presents the American Legion Military Excellence Medal to West Fargo High School JROTC cadet Justice Bowers.
Megan Larson of West Fargo High School JROTC receives the American Legion Scholastic Excellence Medel from David Johnston of Post 2.
The Post Commander looks pretty sharp! Commander Brad Aune along with his lovely wife Brandi were in attendance at the NDSU Bison Battalion ROTC Military Ball this past Saturday. Commander Aune presented medals and a sabre at the ball.
About sixty Legion members, family members, and prospective members came out for chili on St. Patrick's Day weekend at the Legion.
Mike Haugen was the winner of the chili cookoff with his delicious elk chili.
The chili cookoff was put together by Post Adjutant Christopher Hanson. Hanson took third in the voting with his chili.
Post 2 members, Past Commanders Linda Whaley and Cathy Keogh along with current First Vice Commander Michele Olson pose for a photo prior to a performance with the Red River Valley Veteran's Concert Band.
In this photo, the Post 2 Color Guard posts colors at the South Fargo Walmart on Veterans Day weekend. The local Walmart hosted a short ceremony and honored our veterans with an Honor Wall display.
Hank Deyle and Michele Olson ride the bus out to the Cities to take in a Vikings game as part of the annual Past Commanders Football Trip.
The POW/MIA table was set up for the Stew Feed to help ensure that everyone knows that we NEVER FORGET.
Girls of the American Heritage Girls fill salt and pepper shakers in anticipation of the start of the Stew Feed.
Post 2 Adjutant Christopher Hanson tests the stew to ensure that it is fit for consumption.
Post 2 member Eddie Schwind stands proudly at attention for the playing of his service song, "The Marines' Hymn".
The American Heritage Girls volunteered to help with the serving of the meal during the annual Stew Feed. In this photo, the girls take a break to pose for a photo with Commander Brad Aune.
The crowd enjoys music by the Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band.
Legion volunteers prepare the meal for the annual Veterans Day Stew Feed.
First Vice Commander Michele Olson and Past Commander Cathy Keogh cleaned and reorganized the Legion display cases outside of Legacy Ballroom during the November Field Day.
Commander Aune, representing Post #2, attended the VA Native American recognition event at the VA Medical Center on July 17th. The 7 tribes in the region of the Fargo VA presented their nation's flags to the VA for display.
Post #2 hosted a Veterans Round Table on July 3rd which was organized by Commander Aune and attended by several veterans and organizations. Pictured above is Commander Aune with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Commander Aune recently presented a check to Karinn Davidson at the Fargo VA Center. The money was collected over the year at post meetings by passing a helmet. The money will benefit the Healing Gardens project.
Post 2 Baseball and American Legion Post 2 volunteers and members sold burgers in downtown Fargo last week as a part of the downtown classic car night on Broadway. Post 2 Baseball also hosted an exhibit, a model of the USS North Dakota.
Post 2 Commander Brad Aune speaks to the audiene during a break at the Jass Festival. Post 2 hosted the festival for a second year in a row enjoying excellent weather and great crowds.
American Legion Post 2 member Eddie Schwind (left) and Post 2 Adjutant Christopher Hanson (right) perform as a part of the 2013 Jass Festival which took place on the outdoor stage at the American Legion on August 10th and 11th.
Dave Johnston presents American Legion awards to young cadets of the Fargo South High School JROTC on May 11th.
State Commander Dave Rice installs the 2013-2014 Post Officers for Post 2 on June 4th.
Congratulations to Robert Jacobson on the occasion of his election as 40 and 8 Chef de Gare of Locale 240 for the 2013-2014 year.


lJuly Post Meeting


Please join us for our July Post Meeting taking place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6th.
Our meetings take place in the basement meeting room of the Fargo VFW located at 201 Broadway, Fargo.
We hope to see you on Tuesday!

100 Miles for Hope


CLICK HERE to read a message from National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford regarding the 100 Miles for Hope.

More Ways to Help Disabled Veterans, Families in Need


The American Legion has expanded the ways in which participants in the second annual 100 Miles for Hope can support disabled veterans and military families in need.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

American Legion Posts 'Saving Lives' Through Vaccine Efforts


American Legion Herman Kent Post 777 in Jamestown, NY already had a strong relationship with the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) prior to the coronavirus pandemic.  But both entities recently expanded that relationship in an effort to get as many COVID-19 vaccines out to area veterans.


CLICK HERE to read more!

Thank You!


Thank you to District 1 Commander Ben Bush of Harwood for stopping by our Post Meeting in March!  We appreciate your time and are glad to have you as our leader of our area district!

100 Miles for Hope


Be a part of the 2021 100 Miles for Hope to raise funds and awareness for the American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation (V&CF).  CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can participate!

What to know about the virtual Washington Conference


This year’s American Legion Washington Conference will be virtual, due to safety concerns regarding the ongoing pandemic.  However, the conference, which is from March 1 to 4, has a packed agenda and technology allows Legionnaires to participate from wherever they may be.


CLICK HERE to learn more about the conference.

From the National Commander


CLICK HERE to read the latest from our National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford.

What Veterans Need to Know About Getting the Vaccine from the VA


As an influx of veterans are seeking the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, many want clarity on when and where they will be able to get their vaccines.  CLICK HERE to read more.

‘We Must End This Uncivil War,’ President Biden Says


Just before noon on January 20th, Joe Biden took the oath of office of as the 46th President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States.  CLICK HERE to read more.

American Legion Condemns Violence in U.S. Capitol


American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford unequivocally condemned the attacks on the U.S. Capitol.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Auxiliary Fundraier!


Unit 2, American Legion Auxiliary of Fargo is once again selling the The Preferred Savings Guide coupon books as a fundraiser for their organization!  The Preferred Savings Guide coupon book is the top coupon and savings guide in the FM area featuring 130 merchants with 275 coupons!
CLICK HERE to purchase your coupon book online or CLICK HERE to e-mail the Post Adjutant and he will put you in touch with a member of the Unit 2 Auxiliary right away!

Post 2 Winter Newsletter


CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Post 2 Winter Newsletter.  A hard copy will be arriving in the mail to you shortly!

National Commander: The VA Must be Held Accountable


In February, American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford called on Congress to investigate allegations that senior leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs attempted to retaliate against a veteran for reporting a sexual assault at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  On Dec. 10, the VA’s Inspector General reported that VA leadership did not follow up or ensure the medical center had been implementing VA’s anti-harassment and anti-sexual assault efforts.


CLICK HERE to read a statement on the matter from our National Commander.

Bismarck Legion Post Doesn't Let COVID-19 Halt Tradition of Assisting Others


Since 1930, Loyd Spetz American Legion Post 1 in Bismarck has led a community effort to provide food and clothing to area families in need during the holiday season.  And COVID-19 wasn't going to stop that tradition in 2020.


CLICK HERE to read more!

COVID-19 Vaccines


The VA is working hard to get COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans as quickly and safely as possible.  CLICK HERE to sign up and help them understand your interest in getting a vaccine when one is available to you.  They’ll send you updates on how they’re providing vaccines across the country - and when you can get your vaccine if you want one.

Suicide Prevention for Veterans and Military Service Members Information


Suicide is a very serious subject with our veterans and our currently serving service members. Please take some time to learn how to recognize when veterans are in distress and how to react and help if they are in trouble.
Here are some helpful web links to help you learn more:
The Veterans Crisis Hotline is available 24 hours a day to those who are in need of help. Dial 800-273-8255, then select 1.
For more information, please contact Fargo VA Suicide Prevention Education and Outreach Specialist Nicole Veselka, BSN, RN at (701) 239-3700, ext. 3370.
Legion Family Stands Ready to Help as Natural Disasters Progress


The American Legion's National Emergency Fund is one way the organization can help those impacted by natural disasters.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Legionnaire on Vanessa Guillén: 'Enough is Enough'
American Legion Rider Jay Gonzales, herself a victim of sexual assault while in the Army, hopes the Guillén case leads to changes in the handling of military sexual trauma cases.  CLICK HERE to read more.
'We Have a Responsibility to the Community'


A San Diego American Legion post is helping distribute more than 5,000 free meals a week and offering up Saturday food distributions, another way Legion Family members continue to serve during COVID-19.  CLICK HERE to read more!

American Legion COVID-19 Impact Survey Findings


An American Legion COVID-19 survey reveals concerns over health, well-being and economy.  CLICK HERE to read more on the findings.

'It’s the Reason Why We Became Legionnaires'
Another week, another group of examples of American Legion Family members delivering assistance during the coronavirus pandemic in our nation.  CLICK HERE to read more!

COVID-19 Doesn't Stop the Legion Family from Celebrating Memorial Day


Using virtual ceremonies, socially distanced processions and other ways, American Legion Family members across the nation provided their communities with Memorial Day observations.  CLICK HERE to read more!

American Legion Family Members Continue to Assist Others During Difficult Times
Virtual Buddy Checks, food drives, creating protective masks and supporting health-care workers are among the ways the Legion Family is shining amidst COVID-19.  CLICK HERE to read more!
We're All in this Together
American Legion Family-led food distribution efforts in Arizona and Utah are among the many ways volunteers across the nation continue with coronavirus relief efforts.  CLICK HERE to read more.
COVID-19 Not Stopping Legion Posts from Checking Up, Helping Out
American Legion posts across the nation are performing Buddy Checks on fellow veterans, assisting those in need in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.  CLICK HERE to read more.

A Message from the National Commander


CLICK HERE to read an urgent message regarding the Coronavirus from our National Commander, James W. "Bill" Oxford.

Oxford Presents American Legion Legislative Agenda to Congress
National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford presented a three-step mission to lawmakers during a joint session of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs March 11th.  CLICK HERE to read more.
'I Am My Brother’s and My Sister’s Keeper'
Maine Post 202's sixth annual Winter Classic brings in more than $4,500 to help homeless veterans in the state.  CLICK HERE to read more.
Legionnaire Buddies Walk 2,462 Miles to Support Veterans
American Legion posts are supporting the Buddy Watch Walk duo as they raise awareness about PTSD, homelessness, MST and suicide.  CLICK HERE to read more!
Medal of Honor Recipient Faces Cancer Battle
Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer, 41 years old, is now fighting on different terrain than the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan, and against a different enemy than the battle-hardened insurgents of that remote region.  CLICK HERE to read more.
Puerto Rico Legionnaire: ‘All They Have is Each Other’


National Commander Oxford urges American Legion Family to 'provide support for those in need' following earthquake and frequent aftershocks that have plagued Puerto Rico over the last month.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Veterans Expo Shows Somebody Cares
Kentucky's District 9 brings together dozens of veterans agencies, service organizations to provide assistance to nearly 50 veterans.  CLICK HERE to read more!
The Legion Family Spirit of Giving
American Legion Posts and Legion Family members are providing special Christmas and holiday events for those in their communities around the nation.  CLICK HERE to read more!
National Commander Oxford Attends Dignified Transfer of Korean Unknowns
The American Legion National Commander saluted the caskets of seven remains of U.S. servicemembers from the Korean War that were disinterred last month in Hawaii.  CLICK HERE to read more.
'An Act of Faith and Kindness': How Buddy Checks Make a Difference


Legionnaires reach out to fellow veterans around Veterans Day and create programs to ensure effort is ongoing.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

American Legion Survey Reveals Mental Care Disconnect
Over 30 percent of respondents to a recent American Legion survey said they personally knew a veteran who committed suicide.  CLICK HERE to read more.

National Commander Fundraising Efforts


American Legion National Commander James "Bill" Oxford shared during Fall Meetings his focus now, the centennial coins, and his shift at the new year.  CLICK HERE to read more.

American Legion Documentary, Episode 5 Now Available

CLICK HERE to watch the fifth episode of the American Legion Documentary!  This episode concentrates on American Legion Baseball!

HeartSprings Community Healing Center


Thank you to Jan Nelson for stopping in at our Post Meeting to talk about the programs and classes offered at HeartSprings Community Healing Center!  CLICK HERE to learn more about them and the services that they offer.

Thousands Attend Funeral of Veteran Who Had No Family​
Thousands of people turned out Tuesday to pay their respects to an Army vet in Florida who had no living family to attend his funeral.  CLICK HERE to read more.
National WWI Memorial Gets Final CFA Nod
Commission hails approval as "giant step" toward beginning construction of this monument.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Legionnaire and World War II 'Hero of Cologne' awarded Bronze Star


Legionnaire and World War II veteran Clarence Smoyer received the Bronze Star Award for his actions in the Battle of Cologne during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2019.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Centennial Ride Connects Teams Legacy and Vision
Legion Riders converged in Great Bend, Kansas, after a 1,875-mile motorcycle ride to connect the Team Legacy and Team Vision banner.  CLICK HERE to read more.
Legion Centennial Ride to Bisect the Heart of America
Teams of motorcylce riders are connecting “legacy” and “vision” along the American Legion Memorial Highway.  CLICK HERE to read more!
Helping to End Homelessness at the Post Level
Damaged after Superstorm Sandy, American Legion Post 107 in New Jersey opensed a new facility – complete with six apartments for homeless veterans.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

2019-2020 Officers Installed


Congratulations to the 2019-2020 officers of American Legion Post 2!  East Region Vice Commander Larry Reed installed the new officers during the June Post Meeting!

To Strengthen a Nation, Episode 3: Economic Opportunity


The latest installment in the centennial video series explores the ways The American Legion has helped veterans find prosperous careers.  CLICK HERE to watch the episode!

Commemorative Coins Evoke The American Legion’s Service and Values


American Legion 100th anniversary commemorative coins are on sale now.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

VA Secretary Grilled Over Implementation of VA Mission Act


Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie testified on the implementation of the Mission Act before the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs in a joint hearing on December 19th.  CLICK HERE to read more.

American Legion Float Has Prominent Position in Rose Parade


The American Legion will have the third float in the parade, directly behind the Marine Corps Band.  CLICK HERE to learn more!

A New Name for Post 9
An American Legion Post in Indiana honored the only World War I Hoosier to receive a Medal of Honor.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Veteran e-Notifications!


Want to be notified of the latest veterans news and events in Cass County?  Then sign up for eNotifications!  CLICK HERE and enter your contact information to receive these handy notifications!

American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation
The American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation was recently launched.  Funds will help needy military families and disabled veterans.  CLICK HERE to learn more
New York American Legion Honors Wounded Veterans
Marine Sgt. Eddie Ryan received a honorary Paid Up For Life membership during Patriot Highlander Challenge.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Thank You to Our Color Guard


Thank you to our outstanding Post 2 Color Guard for all that they do in and around the Fargo-Moorhead area. From posting colors are local patriotic and sports events to providing military rites and final honors at funerals, this group of dedicated individuals perform their duties diligently regardless of the day or weather conditions.

Legion Steps Up to Help Hurricane Victims, First Responders
A South Carolina post created hurricane relief kits for Soliders assisting with clean-up efforts, and an Arkansas post has uplifting letters written for those staying in shelters.  CLICK HERE to learn more.
California Post Opens Doors to Fire Evacuees, First Responders
Post 519 in Palm Springs served as a shelter for Cranston fire victims, serving food and announcing its assistance through news channels and a Legion ham radio station.  CLICK HERE to read more.
Finally, a New VA Medical Center in Colorado
The long-delayed and debated project ushers in a new era of care for Denver-area veterans.  CLICK HERE to read more.
American Troops Involved in Thai Cave Rescue
United States Special Operations Forces were called upon to help rescue the trapped boys’ soccer team.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Sweeping Veterans Health Care Bill Becomes Law


Among other provisions, the VA MISSION Act includes provisions to consolidate community care programs into a single, streamlined service and provides sufficient funding to extend the program through 2019.  CLICK HERE to read more.

A Century of Americanism


A Tennessee Post is marking the American Legion centennial by teaching area students about the flag.  CLICK HERE to read more!

North Dakota Veterans Home Director Receives Award


Mark Johnson, Director of the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon, has received the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) "Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Do You Know 2nd Lt. C.A. Jackson, 2nd Division, AEF?


A Wisconsin Legionnaire is looking to reunite a canteen with descendants of this World War I Soldier.  CLICK HERE to read on.

Commander Rohan Pledges to Work with New VA Secretary


The National Commander released a statement regarding the selection and confirmation for a new VA Secretary.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Electrical Stimulation Treatment Helps PTSD Patients


Treatment helps patients reduce stress, anxiety.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Final 100 Cities/100 Memorial Grant Recipients Named


The American Legion was involved with several winners, also designated as national centennial memorials.  CLICK HERE to read more.

Legacy Scholarship Gives Ohio Student Home


Chase Cooke received the college scholarship in honor of his father, a post-9/11 disabled veteran.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Survey Shows Veteran Households Support Research of Medical Cannabis


CLICK HERE to see the results of an American Legion survey conducted by an independent research company. 

Old Glory All Over the World


Wisconsin Boys State alum and current US Army Lieutenant has been able to fly his US flag in 21 countries spanning all seven continents.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Legion Reaffirms Position for a Stong America


National Commander Denise H. Rohan and Legion leadership meet in Indianapolis to vote on resolutions, receive donations and promote Family First! initiatives.  CLICK HERE to read more!

Are You a Past Post 2 Baseball Player?


If you are a past Post 2 Baseball player, please let us know!  Post 2 Baseball would like to put together a list of Legion members who have played Post 2 baseball into an "alumni list"! 


CLICK HERE to E-mail Adjutant Hanson to submit your name as a Post 2 baseball alum! 

Who Will Fill Our Shoes?

American Legion national commanders asks members of the NEC who is going to carry the organization into the next century.  CLICK HERE to read on.

America's Military is Losing Its Technology Edge


The global war on terrorism and reduced defense spending have taken their toll, even as rival nations are modernizing their forces.  CLICK HERE to read on.



VALOR (Veteran Alliance Organization) was created to improve the campus climate for military and veteran students at North Dakota State University.  The concept is to create a network of ADVOCATES made up of staff, faculty, and administrators at NDSU who are identified to our veteran students as people that they can go to for guidance and direction.


VALOR materials and training opportunities provide:

  • An understanding of military culture.
  • An understanding of potential issues student veterans face.
  • An awareness of the resources available to student veterans on and off our campus.


VALOR is sponsored by American Legion Post 400 and an Advisory Board that provides guidance and oversight.


Questions on the program can be directed to Adjutant Christopher Hanson or Past Commander Brad Aune, both who are Advisory Board members of VALOR.



Why Join the Legion?


Looking for good reasons to join or convince someone to join the American Legion?  Wondering if it would be worth it to start up again after letting your membership lapse?  CLICK HERE to read more about why you should join us in our mission and cause!

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