Friday, November 30, 2012


November 30, 2012

Family Support Network
The American Legion’s Family Support Network stands ready to assist those military families affected by activation and deployments. Families and military personnel can contact the
Family Support Network in one of two ways: the toll-free national hotline 1-800-504-4098 or by completing the electronic application located at The National Headquarters of The American Legion has received over 1,400 requests during 2012.

 All departments and posts are encouraged to share their Family Support Network success stories with National Headquarters by using the “Family Support Feedback” tool that is available on the Legion website at

Hattie K. Tedrow Memorial Fund
The Hattie K. Tedrow Memorial Fund annual report was mailed to 17 American Legion posts of southwest North Dakota that are eligible to receive and redistribute funds. The fund provides grants to assist with youth programs and aid to veterans of those designated 17 posts of southwest North Dakota, as well as educational scholarship eligibility to all high school students residing in North Dakota.

Need A Lift?

After a great deal of discussion and assessment by those serving on the National Americanism and National Finance Commissions during the 2012 Fall Meetings of The American Legion, the
decision was made for The American Legion to discontinue all production of the Need A Lift? financial aid guide. While Need A Lift? was an extremely valuable resource in the past, it is now possible for individuals to easily search the Internet on their own for available scholarships and college information. 

On November 26, 2012, an official letter was mailed to McGlinn
and Associates of Nokesville, Virginia, who have assisted The American Legion in producing Need A Lift? for several years, informing them of the decision made by the Commissions and expressing appreciation for the longstanding dedication and professional expertise they provided during that time. Need A Lift? will be available online at until January 1, 2013.

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