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Current membership is at 27,257 paid members with a goal of 29,566 members by May 2019. View the updated Department Membership Report dated June 13, 2019.

National Commander Resitad Visit to Nebraska: Please join Department of Nebraska leadership as they welcome National Commander Brett Reistad and tour various locations throughout the state including Lincoln, Kearney, Wilber and Red Cloud. Commander Resitad will also be serving as the Grand Master of Ceremonies at the 2019 Czech Festival in Wilber from August 3-4. Download the full agenda for more details.

National Emergency Fund: As Nebraska and neighboring states continue to deal with historic and catastrophic flooding, Legionnaires interested in helping flood victims are encouraged to contact their District Commanders for more information. The American Legion is also available to assist Legionnaires in need through the National Emergency Fund. Applications can also be downloaded from The American Legion National website.

A Message from the Commander...

Department of Nebraska American Legion Commander Gary WootenWelcome to the Nebraska American Legion website. We have 355 American Legion Posts and nearly 30,000 Legionnaires throughout the State of Nebraska. We are all very proud to be part of the largest veterans organization in the world.

For over 100 years, members of American Legion posts in Nebraska have helped promote the four pillars of The American Legion. These four pillars are Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth.

The American Legion Family is part of a larger family that includes The American Legion Auxiliary, The Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders. We all work together to carry out these four pillars.

I look forward to the coming year, using my motto of "2019 and Beyond," to help ensure we continue our second century of service to our military and veterans, their families, our great Nation, our communities and our youth.


Gary Wooten
Department Commander