News and Events

COVID-19 Keeps Department, Division and District Officers in Place

Due to the current health situation and for the safety of all the American Legion Family Members the Department Executive Committee voted on April 29 & 30, 2020 to approve Resolution 3, cancelling the 2020 Department Convention. We will retain the current Department Officers, Division Commanders and District Commander for another term. We will also be cancelling the 2020 District/Division Commanders School.

Important Messages From Your District Commander

Select 6.19.20 message for details.

Select 7.19.20 message for details.

2019-2021 State Commanders/President

Jeff Perkins from Love Field Post 453 in Dallas was elected as State Commander at the close of the 101st Annual Convention in Irving.

Brenda "BJ" Towers from Granbury Unit 491 in Granbury was elected as State Auxiliary President at the close of the 101sth Annual Convention in Irving.

Eddy Seegers from Walton F. Hoffmann Memorial Squadron 179 in New Braunfels was elected as Detachment SAL Commander at the close of the 101sth Annual Convention in Irving.

2019-2021 Division Officers

Your 1st Division newly elected officers are:

1st Division Commander - Andy Lowen, Post 66
1st Division ALA President - Glenda Barton, Unit 488
1st Division SAL Commander - Jeff Saul, Squadron 321

Their terms in office began on July 14, 2019 at the close of the Department Convention that was held in Irving.

2019-2021 District Officers

Your newly elected District officers are:

5th District Commander - Alan Caesar, Post 292
5th District President - Lisette Johnson, Unit 597
5th District SAL Commander - Lewis "Catfish" Elam, Squadron 453

Their terms in office began on July 14, 2019 at the close of the Department Convention that was held in Irving.

Local News

Check the Upcoming Events section for dates and times of events and meetings.

Department & National News

AMLLegionnaires - Haven't heard the latest from the National office? Read the latest Dispatch here. You can also keep current at what's happening statewide by reading the latest edition of The Legion Times from the Department of Texas here.

Auxiliary Members - Looking for the latest newsletter from National? Read it here. Having trouble finding your bulletin from Department? Check here for an on-line version. Be sure to go to www.alatexas.org for the latest forms and publications now available on-line. Check often for new additions and changes.

Sick Call And Condolences

A Pittance of Time - This video has made the rounds before, but I thought it very apropo to honor our veterans no matter what time of the year.  The following video was made in Canada, but it is a touching tribute to all veterans. Click on the link to view the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

It's Who We Are - This patrotic video is about The American Legion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnd1Jo_T-6w

My Name is America - A patrotic song and video. http://www.youtube.com/v/6TPgJSZf5Vw?version =3&autohide=1&autoplay=1

I Fought For You - A patrotic video honoring our Veterans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgYLr_LfhLo

Coins Left on a Veteran’s Tombstone - A patrotic video honoring our Veterans. https://www.texvet.org/postings/coins-left-tombstones

A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans - A video honoring our Vietnam Veterans. http://www.theveteranssite.com/clickToGive/vet/ article/Tribute-To-The-Vietnam-Veterans889&origin= VET_FACE_SUPPORT_ADGROUP_BLOG_Tribute VietnamVets_8-3_CTG

Do you know where our military headstones come from? Watch the video. http://www.imdb.com/video/cbs/vi826318105/


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