Greetings and Salutations,
I sincerely hope that this Newsletter welcomes in a Happy and Prosperous New Year for all. We ended the year on a positive note with a very successful drive-thru toy drive The success of the event was due in a large measure to the efforts of Ms. LeeAnn Gibson. Please see the photos on page 4 of the Newsletter of some of the Post elves. The event also involved elves from BSA Troops 144 and 5144 and I thank Scout Master Joe Keller for their participation.
We have taken an optimistic approach in this Newsletter and have scheduled some events that we truly hope we will be able to make happen. With no firm schedule as to how this pandemic will play out, it is important that the Post abide by all the restrictions being put forth by the state and county on public events and activities.
If you haven’t renewed your 2021 membership, please do so as soon as possible. The American Legion and Milwaukkie Post 180 needs your continued support. The Post has a substantial membership goal to accomplish but with your support we can continue to be the active and award winning Post that we have been for the last four years.
We have made arrangements with the Red Cross (800-733-2767) to host Blood Drives in January, February and March and hope that you will find the time to support this effort. If you cannot donate blood, I hope that you can assist in recruiting those that can. These event at the Post will take place on January 9th, February 13th, and March 13th. You will find additional information about these event in this and future newsletters.
Michael Wilson ~ Commander
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National Commander’s Message
|Dear American Legion Family and Friends,|
I hope you have heard the exciting news that The American Legion has moved to a single sign-on for its collection of websites. This is great news for American Legion members and non-members since they will need to only have one username and password when they visit American Legion national (not department) websites.
This will mean easier access to American Legion related websites including Legion.org, MyLegion.org, Legiontown.org, Centennial.legion.org, Burnpit.us
At this time, this does not apply to registered users of the Emblem Sales website.
The single sign-on is the first step of many changes that are coming to improve user access and experience with MyLegion.org and Legion.org, that will build a foundation for the future for The American Legion. I’m very excited to be a part of this, and I hope you are too.
In order to enjoy the benefit of this new single sign-on, current registered users of the aforementioned American Legion websites need to take a moment to re-register. The reason for the re-registration is that American Legion National Headquarters moved from a vendor proprietary system that required us to renew accounts for all American Legion web properties, and the new platform requires each user to have a unique email address as the username. Please note that all member information is still within MyLegion, securely and safely housed.
Here are the five steps to set up your single sign-on account:
(1) Click “Sign In” on an American Legion national website property. [example] (www.legion.org) You will be taken to our SSO site at sso.legion.org.
(2) Click “Register as a new user.” Fill in the form using your best contact email address and member ID (if applicable).
(3) Enter and confirm your desired password.
(4) Click “Finish” to receive your confirmation email. In the confirmation email,
(5) click the link to confirm your account. The provided email will be from email@example.com. It is important that you confirm the sent confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check your junk email folder if you don’t see this email in your inbox. This step finalizes your account for single sign-on access.
As American Legion national website users re-register, there have been questions about the process. If you have questions, please see our most frequently asked questions to help you with the re-registration process.
I mentioned previously that this single sign-on is the initial step of many that will allow The American Legion to provide a streamlined and better user experience within its web environment. So thank you for your patience as we navigate this process. Our focus is you, making your time on American Legion national websites valuable, resourceful and easy to navigate.
For God and Country,
American Legion National Commander
“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”General George S. Patton, 1943