Welcome to District 29, Orange County, CA
The American Legion Department of California
2021 Department of California Virtual Convention
Link to convention - TBA.
Check Department of CA website - www.calegion.org for most up-to-date information.
American Legion Baseball 2021-22 Season
Orange County - Now Open
(For the entire schedule, go to the Legion Baseball tab)
This weeks schedule:
Saturday, June 12 - Edison @ Laguna Beach 10:30 AM AND Edison @ Laguna Beach 12:00 PM
Tuesday, June 15 - Pacifica @ Brea/N. OC* 3:00 PM AND Mater Dei @ Troy 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 16 - Edison @ Troy 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 17 - Pacifica @ Troy 3:00 PM AND Mater Dei @ Brea/N. OC* 3:00 PM
American Legion 48 Car
Tony Kanaan finishes 10th at the Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend.
Tony Kanaan to honor Medal of Honor recipient during Indy 500
BROUGHT TO YOU BY NATIONAL AMERICAN LEGION HEADQUARTERS
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 7 p.m. EST
TOPIC - Updated mylegion.org training
With its new "Training Tuesdays" initiative, American Legion National Headquarters staff will be presenting 60 to 90-minute training sessions on American Legion programs, membership and other resources.The most recent Tuesday Training was on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 7 p.m. EST
TOPIC: Update on mylegion.org
This session of Training Tuesday will provide updates on MyLegion.org known issues and how they are being resolved; the registration process and common errors; what's new on the platform; online membership processing, including possible errors and how to prevent them; and reports update.
Links to resources:
For past trainings, go to: https://www.legion.org/training/training-tuesdays
3/31/2021 - State of California Moves County of Orange to
ORANGE TIER Effective Immediately
Orange County will equitably distribute a safe and effective vaccine to everyone who lives or works in Orange County, ages 16+ as supply is available. The OC Health Care Agency is scheduling vaccines through the Othena.com platform (and apps).
Tier Status: Orange County has met the required metrics to move into the Orange Tier, effective March 31. Additional businesses may resume indoor operations with restrictions including office workspaces, gyms, movie theaters, bars, wineries and places of worship. For a full list of activities and businesses, please visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/
Please continue to conduct Buddy Checks. Call on elderly members to see if they are okay.
A simple phone call can make a difference.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities. The Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit, apolitical groups in the United States. Today, membership stands at over 1.7 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one for each of the 50 states, along with District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines. Over the years, The American Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans, and produced many important programs for children and youth.
The most recent notable acts by The American Legion in the past couple of years include:
LEGION Act - July 30, 2019, President Trump signed a bill that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941. The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war. The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.
The LEGION Act changes the Preamble of the Constitution of The American Legion.
For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
District 29 of The American Legion Department of California comprises all of Orange County, California and is one of the five districts that comprise Area 5. The other districts are: Riverside County District 21, San Diego County District 22, San Bernardino County District 25, and Imperial County District 30. Twenty-six posts comprise the 29th district and has a membership of over eight thousand members.