Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The American Legion Department of Maine wants to let you know that we are here for you during these difficult times. Our staff and department officers are working carefully to make sure our organization continues to run smoothly and is here to support you with any issues that transpire. We are also working to help keep you informed on any updated information regarding the current Coronavirus pandemic and how it affects you, our Posts and our Department.
The American Legion, Department of Maine Headquarters Office will be closed during this time, but some of our staff will be working remotely until further notice or when it is safe to reopen. Voicemail messages relating to Department, Post or District should be left by calling 207-873-3229 Ext. 2 and messages relating to Veterans Assistance should be left by calling 207-754-6044. All emails should be sent to legionme[at]mainelegion[dot]org . At this time, all Posts are encouraged to process their membership utilizing the MyLegion.org website portal. However, for those Posts that do not use MyLegion.org, please continue to process membership manually and mail to Department Headquarters where staff will process as soon as they can. Please see below up-to-date resources, cancellations and rescheduled events.
Phone – Department HQ
Leave a message at 207-873-3229 Ext. 2 and a staff member will return your call.
- Cares Act Funding for American Legion Posts
- Coronavirus Emergency Loan Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Non-Profits
- Buddy Checks Making a Difference During Pandemic
- Maine Department of Education Coronavirus Update
- Governor Mills Issues Statewide Home Order
- Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention
- COVID-19 Resource Guide for Mainers
- The American Legion National Resources
Dirigo Boys State - Cancelled
Maine Department Convention - Cancelled
Maine Department Testimonial - Cancelled
Maine Legion Baseball - Cancelled
Maine Legion College - We are currently accepting applications for Maine Legion College with a cutoff date of July 1st and starting the class on July 18th.
American Legion National Convention - Cancelled
American Legion Baseball (Regional Tournaments and Legion World Series) - Cancelled
Awarding American Legion Baseball and Samsung American Legion Scholarships - Suspended for 2020
National Oratorical Finals- Cancelled
National Spring Meetings - Cancelled
National Shooting Sports Competition - Cancelled
National Membership Workshop - Cancelled
National Legacy Run - Cancelled
National Americanism Conferences - Cancelled
National Children & Youth Conference - Cancelled
National Leading Candidate Orientation - Cancelled
Boys Nation - Cancelled
VA Maine Fisher House Dedication Ceremony - Cancelled
We will continue to update as information becomes available.
To All Legion Posts in Maine!
Please follow all directives from the Federal, State, and Local Jurisdictions regarding the Coronavirus. Each Post is responsible to take proper action. For questions, please call The American Legion State Headquarters at 207-873-3229, Ext. 2
ARE YOU READY TO OPEN YOUR POST HOME?
The Department of Maine currently has two Posts open at this time. If you are considering opening your Post, please contact Department HQ at 207-873-3229 Ext. 2 or 207-754-6044 to follow guidelines and Maine State laws to properly open. The guidelines made to open earlier may differ from the guidelines for June 1st and July 1st.