Veterans Benefits Information guide to VA benefits

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home News 2018 American Legion events to be streamed live

2018 American Legion events to be streamed live

E-mail Print PDF

The American Legion will stream several major events in 2018 live, free of charge, through and All events are listed under Eastern time, and are tentative and/or subject to change. After the live stream, the events will be available for playback at

The following events are on the schedule:

Feb. 27, 8 a.m.: Washington Conference - Commander's Call

April 15, 10 a.m.: National Oratorical Contest Finals

Aug. 24, 5 pm.: National Convention - Color Guard Contest

Aug. 25, 1 p.m.: National Convention - Band Contest

Aug. 26, 11 a.m.: National Convention - Patriotic Memorial Service

Aug. 28, 8 a.m.: National Convention - General Sessions, Day One

Aug. 29, 8 a.m.: National Convention - General Sessions, Day Two

Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m.: National Convention - General Sessions, Day Three

The majority of this year's live-streamed events will take place in Minneapolis during the 100th National Convention. This is the perfect opportunity for Legion Family members who cannot be there in person to take part vicariously in the historic kickoff to the Centennial Celebration.

Read More

Did you know?

A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.