Category: News
Legion Day at the Capitol

The day selected to host the annual Legislative Reception is Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The day will begin with a luncheon for the Boys State Governor Seamus Duffy of Sioux Falls and Girls State Governor Calico Ducheneaux of Mobridge along with their parents and Department leader-ship. Following the luncheon, the governors will be taken to the Capitol to visit and [&hellip

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Midwinter Conference

Midwinter is right around the corner, February 8-10, 2019, and we’re looking forward to seeing all our Legion family again. If you haven’t already made your hotel reservations, the conference will take place at the Spearfish Holiday Inn and Convention Center–please call (605) 642-4683 to reach the front desk. A full agenda can be viewed on the link below: http://www.sdlegion.org/events/midwinter-conference

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National Commander Brett Reistad Visit to South Dakota

National Commander Brett Reistad will be visiting the Department of South Dakota from November  5th thru the 9th.  Below are links of his schedule with a contact list to RSVP for events that involve meals at the Host Post. Please pass this information to all veterans and Legionnaires in South Dakota and invite them in to hear the National Commander [&hellip

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Brett Reistad Elected National Commander

Brett P. Reistad was elected national commander of The American Legion on Aug. 30, 2018, in Minneapolis during the organization’s 100th national convention. He has been a member of the nation’s largest veterans organization since 1981. A resident of Manassas, Va., Reistad is a life member and past commander of Post 270 in McLean. The Department of Virginia reached an [&hellip

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Dennis Brenden Elected 2018-2019 Department Commander

Dennis Brenden, of Watertown, was elected as the 2018-2019 Department Commander of The American Legion Department of South Dakota during the closing moments of the 100th Annual Department Convention in Spearfish, SD on June 10, 2018. Brenden was nominated by Paul Evenson of Garretson, and his nomination was seconded by Larry Price of Redfield. Denny Brenden graduated from High School [&hellip

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Post Online Membership Processing in MyLegion.org

Fellow Legionnaires, As of April 2 2018 All Posts Adjutants will be able to log into MyLegion.org and process memberships for their post online! Please remember this is Optional and not Mandatory The “Process Membership” feature in MyLegion allows American Legion Post Adjutants to: Renew Existing Members Add new members and transfer-in existing members from other Posts. (NOTE: Posts can [&hellip

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Department of South Dakota American Legion Centennial Coin

Above is the actual picture of our Centennial coin, with a delivery of 1,000 coins coming in around January 7, 2018.  The coin is a 2” design with 3D images of Mount Rushmore and the American Legion symbol on one side and Legion Baseball and the American Legion Symbol on the other Legionnaire’s who want to pre-order the centennial coin [&hellip

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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

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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

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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,

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