Legislation passed to create commemorative coins
Last week, the Senate committed to honoring the American Legion’s 100th anniversary by passing legislation to create a variety of commemorative coins. Indiana Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly led the introduction and advocacy of the legislation in the Senate. The special, limited edition commemorative coins would be available for purchase starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1919. The Legion has been instrumental in providing support, programs, and advocacy for our nation’s veterans, including influential work to help secure the passage of the G.I. Bill. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coins will go toward supporting American Legion programs and efforts to continue their invaluable work on behalf of our nation’s veterans and their families. A companion version of this legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives.
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