Senators Young and Donnelly Introducing Bill to Honor 100th Anniversary of American Legion

Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly of Indiana have led a bipartisan group of Senators in honoring the 100th anniversary of the American Legion by introducing legislation that would create a variety of commemorative coins.

The coins would be available starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was chartered by Congress in September of 1919.

The American Legion has been instrumental in providing support, programs, and advocacy for veterans, including influential work like helping secure the passage of the G.I. Bill.

The proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coins would go toward supporting American Legion programs.
Senator Donnelly said, “This commemorative coin will honor the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion and their good works for generations to come. I’m proud to join with Senator Young on this effort to highlight the Indianapolis-based American Legion, which does so much for our country’s veterans.”

“The American Legion’s long track record of successful advocacy speaks for itself,” Sen. Young said. “This commemorative coin will honor those achievements along with helping to continue advocacy work that improves the lives of veterans.”

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