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Current membership is at 25,535 paid members with a goal of 27,689 members by May 2020. View the updated Department Membership Report dated March 27, 2020.

USAA is proud to be the Preferred Provider of Insurance and Financial Services to The American Legion. Please visit or call 877-699-2654.

2020 Cornhusker Boys' State Program is CANCELLED.

The health and safety of our Boys State delegates, counselors, staff and volunteers is always our primary concern and top priority. The past few weeks we have actively monitored developments related to the coronavuris pandemic through our local, state and national officials. We were looking for a hint that this global pandemic was slowing but that is just not the case.

With input from Cornhusker Boys State and members of the Board of Directors, we feel we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Cornhusker Boys' State session. We can assure you this decision was not reached in haste. We weighed all options but in each case, the single deciding factor was always safeguarding the health of those involved with the program. Neither The American Legion nor Cornhusker Boys State wants to risk the lives of anyone for any reason.

For those sponsors who have already forwarded applications and fees, the program will refund all application fees that have been deposited. Refunds will be processed as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we urge all of you to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and those of local, state and national authorities. Up to date information can be found by visiting

Inquiries should be directed to Cornhusker Boys' State Program Director, Dave Salak, at (402) 464-6338.

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