2018 MidWinter Conference at Oacoma, SD

The 2018 MidWinter Conference is scheduled to be held in Oacoma, SD, Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center at Cedar Shore, on February 16-18, 2018. Click here for more info: 2018 MidWinter Conference

2018 Oratory Contest Dates Set

The Oratorical Contest dates and locations for are set for all 8 Districts.  All Oratorical Contests will be held in January 2018. For more info go to:  2018 Oratorical Contests &nbsp

Hugh Holmes Elected State Commander

Hugh Holmes of Mitchell, SD, was elected as the new Department Commander for the South Dakota American Legion on June 18, 2017, during the 99th Department Convention in Watertown,

Denny Brenden Recipient of Robert C. Gabrielson Award

Denny Brenden of Watertown is the 2017 recipient of the Robert C. Gabrielson Memorial Leadership award for the South Dakota American Legion

2017 Youth Trooper Academy

          The 2017 Youth Trooper Academy to be held in Pierre on June 26-30,

2018 MidWinter Conference at Oacoma, SD

The 2018 MidWinter Conference is scheduled to be held in Oacoma, SD, Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center at Cedar Shore, on February 16-18, 2018. Click here for more info: 2018 MidWinter Conference

2018 Oratory Contest Dates Set

The Oratorical Contest dates and locations for are set for all 8 Districts.  All Oratorical Contests will be held in January 2018. For more info go to:  2018 Oratorical Contests &nbsp

Hugh Holmes Elected State Commander

Hugh Holmes of Mitchell, SD, was elected as the new Department Commander for the South Dakota American Legion on June 18, 2017, during the 99th Department Convention in Watertown,

Denny Brenden Recipient of Robert C. Gabrielson Award

Denny Brenden of Watertown is the 2017 recipient of the Robert C. Gabrielson Memorial Leadership award for the South Dakota American Legion

2017 Youth Trooper Academy

          The 2017 Youth Trooper Academy to be held in Pierre on June 26-30,

American Legion Baseball Registration Underway

The American Legion Baseball registration for teams starts January 1, 2017 

2017 State Oratorical Contest Held at MidWinter Conference

The 2017 State Oratorical Contest was held at the Cedar Shore Resort in February 12, 2017.  Katrina Callahan of Hartford, SD, was the winner for the second year in a row.  She will now go on to the National Oratorical Contest Finals in Indianapolis in April

Pierre Post to Host Legislative Reception

The Pierre American legion Post #8 will again host the annual South Dakota American Legion Legislative Reception on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend and visit with their Legislators on veterans issues

100th Anniversary of The American Legion

Legacy Meets Vision The American Legion Centennial Celebration is not only about honoring the past 100 years of our history, but also preparing to continue our legacy of service. Events and activities at posts all around the world will showcase The American Legion “Still Serving America.” – See more at: http://centennial.legion.org

Reimbursement for Military Funeral Honors Available

        DATE:             April 13, 2015 TO:                  South Dakota Veterans Council FROM:            Larry Zimmerman, Secretary SUBJECT:      Military Funeral Honors Stipend Reimbursement Request During the 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session, legislators were successful in securing funding to reimburse congressionally chartered veterans service organizations for their services in conducting military funeral honors. Reimbursement will be available for honors conducted after July 1, 2015. Reimbursement [&hellip