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Veterans Benefits

Locate benefit assistance, career fairs, and workshops, guidance on education, healthcare, personal finance and more. Click here to learn more.

Department Service Officers

Veterans don’t have to stand alone in the in their battle for benefits and medical care. Our Department Service Officers help veterans and family members weed through the paperwork and bureaucracy of government to get the benefits, and medical care deserved.

The American Legion department service officers offer free advice and guidance for veterans who need the services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regardless of whether or not they are members of The American Legion.  Click here to learn more.

The American Legion Benefits Calculator

You may be eligible for more veterans benefits than you realize.  Click Here to learn more.

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Temporary Financial Assistance

Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership.

These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities, and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment. Click Here to Learn More.

Disposal of Non-Serviceable Flags

The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags is outlined in Resolution No. 440, passed by the 19th National Convention of The American Legion in New York, Sept. 20-23, 1937. The ceremony has been an integral part of American Legion ritual since that date. Click here to learn more.

Memorial Committee

American Legion Post 70 designates an “Honor Guard” as a unit that provides funeral and graveside ceremonies in conjunction with the local funeral home. This unit may perform all aspects of the ceremony if there is no active military personnel available, or at the funeral director’s request after consultation with the family. The ceremony would consist of flag folding & presentation, playing of taps, and a rifle salute.  Click here to learn more.

Post Everlasting

Sadly, some of our comrades are no longer among us, for they have crossed over to join that great army whose footfalls are heard no more. Click here to learn more

Local Walmart to Assist Community Veterans

Local Walmart to Assist Community Veterans

An Early Christmas Present Victory Post 70 received a $2,500 grant from the local Walmart to assist community veterans, families ...
Kids Christmas Party!

Kids Christmas Party!

Join the Fun at the Children’s Christmas Party Saturday, December 14 at noon Join The Fun 1125 Miller Avenue Shelbyville, ...
The Department of Indiana 10-Year Membership Plan

The Department of Indiana 10-Year Membership Plan

Hoosier Legionnaires can now pre-pay their membership dues for 10 years for a one-time payment of only $350.00 or just ...
VA Ordered to Cover Veterans’ Emergency Room Bills

VA Ordered to Cover Veterans’ Emergency Room Bills

A federal court ruled this week that the Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly denied reimbursements to veterans who received emergency medical care ...
Monday Night Football Party with Beer & Wings

Monday Night Football Party with Beer & Wings

Football, Beer & Wings! Watch the game with Bucket Beer Night – 5 for $7. Ask about the wings, available  ...
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Can You Help?

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Can You Help?

Can You Help? Every day, there are Veterans in our community who are unable to get to their medical appointments ...