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NOTICE
Effective Immediately
Arkansas American Legion Boys State is CANCELLED due to the current Covid-19 virus crisis.
The Arkansas Boys State commissioners and Department Commander deeply regret that we had to make such a call but the safety of our young men is our number one priority.
Hopefully, we will have a great year in 2021.

BASEBALL has NOT been cancelled at this time. However, it is suspended until further notice.
They hope to salvage the end of the season but it looks unlikely at this point. Time will only tell.
No practice or collection of funds for baseball until we get the all clear.

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Because schools are closed for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 virus,
the "War on Drugs" Poster Contest for this year has been cancelled.

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New Procedures for Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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This is a very positive message to let people know you care
and are proactive during these challenging times!














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New Procedures at VA National Cemeteries due to COVID-19

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ATTENTION  WWII  VETERANS
Legislation to end means testing for WWII Veterans

The American Legion Legislative Division out of the Washington DC Office is working on legislation to end means testing for WWII Veterans and your Senators have expressed interest in introducing a bill that would accomplish that.
They have asked for us to get anecdotal evidence of WWII Veterans who have been denied or been dropped from the VA system in their home states. We would like to request that you reach out to the legionnaires in your respective states to see if any of your legionnaires have experienced this problem and would like to share their stories.
A link is provided < HERE > to the letter The American Legion sent to VA Secretary Wilkie, The American Legion Resolution stating our stance, and a one pager on what we are trying to do to solve this problem.

Contact Department Adjutant Bob Renner at The American Legion Department of Arkansas Headquarters at
1-877-243-9799 or 1-501-375-1104 with information, or for more information.

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6th Annual Central Arkansas American Legion Golf Tournament
4 person scramble is being hosted by Post 71 in Cabot, AR on 27 April 2020.
For flyers, Team Application form and Hole Sponsor Forms you can go to their website and download directly @ http://www.post71.org.  This tournament pays for many of the Children & Youth and
Veteran Programs of the Post all year long.  Details on the website.

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National Headquarters Authorized Forms for Post and/or Squadron Charter Cancellations

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National POW-MIA Flag Act signed into Law

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NOTICE
Amendment to the Preamble of the American Legion per
Resolution No. 44 (OH) 2019 change from
"to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the great wars"
to:
"to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars"

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Arkansas Legion Family polo shirts
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The red shirt will be offered with a left breast pocket and in a ladies cut without the pocket. These 3-button shirts are a 50/50 blend of cotton and polyester.  The State Diamond is embroidered on the right side.  Legion Family is stitched on the left side above the pocket and on the left sleeve.

Net proceeds from the sale of these shirts support the Department of Arkansas Legion Family programs.

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For God and Country
Department of Arkansas
Weekly Membership Report
The March 2020 issue of
"The Arkansas Legionnaire"

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