Commemorative coin, record month of giving atop February report
American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad takes part in the striking of The American Legion's 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.

Commemorative coin, record month of giving atop February report

The American Legion’s Temporary Financial Assistance program to financially assist needy military and veteran families with minor children at home broke a single-month record in grant distribution during January’s federal government shutdown. The U.S. Mint struck the first American Legion Centennial Commemorative Coin on Jan. 31, and American Legion VA disability claims specialists handled hundreds of cases for veterans during the first month of 2019.

Looking ahead, the Veterans Employment & Education Commission is planning special events at the front end and the back end of the Washington Conference, starting with a Feb. 22 resume-writing workshop, networking luncheon and hiring fair at the Washington Hilton. On Feb. 28, the day following the Washington Conference, the commission welcomes the Veterans Benefits Administration for a GI Bill symposium at the conference hotel.

For a quick take on American Legion activity in January and coming attractions in February, click here.

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