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Celebrate the Legion's 98th birthday

The American Legion will celebrate its 98th birthday on Wednesday, March 15.

Each year, Legion posts across the country hold events – public, private or both – to commemorate this anniversary. A guidelined speech is available for Legionnaires to emphasize what the organization represents, to both themselves and the community at large. The speech is not necessarily meant to be recited verbatim; members are encouraged to amend it to taste and audience. The birthday speech can be downloaded here (www.legion.org/publications/160981/american-legion-birthday-speech).

Posts are encouraged to upload recaps and photos of their birthday celebrations (and other community activities) online at www.legiontown.org.

Members of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC) will operate a special event station on Saturday, March 11 to commemorate the Legion's birthday. Operating from the radio room at National Headquarters in Indianapolis, ham radio operators at club station K9TAL will communicate with both member and non-member amateur radio operators around the world. Learn more about the event station here (www.legion.org/hamradio/231254/legion-birthday-ham-radio-event-march-11).