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4 North Blount Street
P. O. Box 26657
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611-6657
Phone 919-832-7506
Fax 919-832-6428




Commemorating Vietnam
50th Anniversary Events

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New GI Bill Comparison Tool Available!!



DMV Applies the Veteran Designation to Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

Effective October 7, 2013, DMV began offering the opportunity for veterans to request a veteran designation to be placed on their driver licenses and identification cards. This service can be obtained at any driver license office throughout the State.




Commander Patricia A. Harris
American Legion Department of North Carolina
Commander for 2013-14.

Patricia A. Harris of American Legion Post 124 in Apex was elected State Commander of The American Legion Department of NC at ceremonies in Raleigh on June 15, 2013.  Harris was sworn in by National Executive Committeeman Jerry L. Hedrick of Post 8 in Lexington.

Commander Harris is a second generation Legionnaire, following in her father’s (WWII) footsteps by joining Post 157 in Raleigh.  Patricia became the Post’s first elected female Commander in its 83 plus years.  There are three generations in Unit 157 where she started as an Auxiliary member.  Her mother Daisy and daughter Patricia Jr., were both past Unit Presidents.  She is a 22 year retired non-commissioned officer, combat soldier.  Patricia and her late husband Walter deployed together to the Persian Gulf War from Ft. Hood, TX leaving two small children, so she fully understands the plight of today’s deployed military families. Her signal team was launched forward with elements of the XVII airborne corps, 10th Mountain Division and 3rd ACR, which was among the first to enter into Iraq, during the ground war.  She received numerous awards and medals for her service.

Patricia has served The American Legion, as Post Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, Children & Youth Chair and on the Executive Committee while a member of Post 157 in Raleigh.  As a member of Post 124 in Apex, she has served as 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander and as a member of the Oratorical Committee.  At Department level she has served as District Commander, Division Commander, on Leadership and Development Committee, Internal Affairs Commission, Legislative Commission and Resolutions Committee.  Nationally, Patricia is a member of the 21st Century Membership Strategic Plan Committee for the Legion’s 100th Birthday, National Children & Youth Commission, and Veterans Rehabilitation Committee, attended National Legion College and is a National Legion College facilitator.  In her community, Patricia is a member of Poplar Springs Christian Church, ANAVICUS, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 157, National 20&4 Honor Society for Women Legionnaires, NC Echelon 27, VFW Post 10999, DAV Chapter 1, US Army Community Advisory Board, National Council of Negro Women, Sgt Audie Murphy Club, Wake County Veterans Council and Raleigh Community Club.

Patricia resides in Raleigh, NC with her mom, and has two adult children, a step-daughter and four grandchildren (two SAL members).

Important New Information from the IRS
Regarding Non-Profit Organizations

DD Form 214 is no longer absolutely required by the IRS.

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Make membership renewal EASY!

Select one of our newest options to help make renewing your American Legion Membership quicker, easier and more cost effective.




VA Launches Hotline to Answer Questions on
VA Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans

1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)  MORE INFORMATION HERE


What can you do to help Give Hope and Make a Miracle for a COTA child near you?
Click HERE and HERE for more information on COTA.


American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association

The American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association has launched a new Facebook page. This brand-new page is available for you to post stories about your local youth programs in action, offer suggestions, or network with others who are interested in, or are past participants in, American Legion youth programs: Boys State, Boys Nation, American Legion Baseball, Junior Shooting Sports, Boy Scouts, Junior ROTC, Oratorical Contests, Samsung Scholarships – or any other Legion-connected activity that enriches the lives of young people.  Learn more about the association at www.legion.org/youthalumni.

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The American Legion was founded in 1919 in Paris, France, at the close of World War I. The organization now includes veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon/Grenada periods, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Global War On Terror.

The American Legion, since its founding, has endeavored to assist veterans, their widows and children, and their fellow citizens. The North Carolina American Legion, with over 40,000 paid members, are proud to carry on this tradition. We invite you to join us and help support Americas Veterans.

Are you a veteran or presently on active duty? Would you like to join The American Legion? Then here is where you can find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest veteran's organization. Complete the application you'll find here.

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