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Why I Love My Post

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Ohio post celebrates American Legion's 96th birthday

The Carey Bavis American Legion Post 180 had a great celebration for the 96th year since the American Legion was convened by The American Expeditionary force at Paris, France, March..

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Care packages go overseas

Zyk Post 272 in Butternut, Wisc., planned, organized, collected, packaged and mailed 41 troop care packages to Afghanistan and Cuba, in support of the Wisconsin National Guard Company 950 Engineers..

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American Legion Post 15 Celebrates 95th Anniversary

American Legion Post 15 has just celebrated its 95th anniversary in beautiful and historic Dade City, Florida, this month. Post 15 was chartered on Feb. 20, 1920, and it..

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Greece Post 468 raises $12,300 in two events

I am the commander of the Greece (N.Y.) American Legion Post 468. I am writing to tell everyone about the great things our post has done this past week. On..

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Legion post rallies to provide Christmas dinner to Merchant Marine crew

We planned that we would close our post on Christmas Day so our members and volunteers could spend the holiday at home, with family and friends. That was our plan. On Monday,..

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Missouri Post 626 participates in long-running parade

On Sept. 27, 2014, for the first time members of Gladstones Bennett and Dennis Herrick Memorial American Legion Post 626 participated in the 89th American Royal parade in downtown Kansas..

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San Diego Post 731 returns veteran's lost shadow box

Last year, a homeless man dropped off a shadow box to Post 731 in San Diego and stated that he had found it in a dumpster. Post 731 officers set..

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Our post loves a parade

Our post has 85 members, and we are located in a 55+ mobile-home community in Leesburg, Fla. Being a small post with no real home, we meet in a room..

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Wisconsin district hosts 30th annual POW/MIA Silent March

The 1st District of the Wisconsin American Legion is comprised of 45 posts from five counties in southeastern Wisconsin. Every year since September 1984, the 1st District..

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Why join The American Legion?

By Richard Eckert Sr., American Legion Post 42, Ocean Springs, Miss. This past weekend we celebrated the 4th of July - 238 years of freedom.Many of us displayed our American flag..

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Why I love my post?

What comes to mind when you think of an American Legion post? Many of us imagine an old-fashioned basement bar, smelling of cigarettes and filled with aging men. However, this..

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Why I Joined the American Legion Riders, Post 29 Port Angeles, WASH Specialist Fourth Class Alan Barnard

I enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from June 1963 to June 1966. I had duty stations at Fort Ord, Calif.; Fort Polk, La.; and Korea during 1964. At..

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Small post, big agendas

We are a small post (Florida Post 385), we do not even have a building, and yet we support a Boy Scout Troop (224), we have two scholarships, sponsor shooting..

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Grandkids and great-grandkids

Kenneth H. Nash American Legion Post 8 member Mr. Hawkins (82nd Army Airborne, Ret.) and a few of his grandkids and great-grandkids during a baby shower held at the post..

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Neither sleet nor snow will stop Peter Wollner Post

Despite the six inches of snow, howling winds and icy conditions, Peter Wollner Post 288 and the Ladies Auxiliary hosted the annual Vets Holiday Party. Twenty-three veterans from the Clement..

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Thanksgiving meal at Dallas post

American Legion Love Field Post 453, Dallas, held its annual Thanksgiving meal starting on Thanksgiving Day at 2 p.m. Many of our Legion Family members are older and this gives..

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Salute to Veterans

Back in the spring, members of Post 365 in Vista, Calif., decided they wanted to go to a San Diego Padres game. As house chairman, I thought this was a..

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Auxiliary Unit 284 visits veterans

On July 30, 2013, Belleview American Legion Unit 284 visited the Ocala Ritz Veterans Village. Here struggling veterans can stay for two years to try to better themselves going to..

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Unit 291 folds pocket flags for troops

Unit 291 Junior Auxiliary members got together on July 21, to prepare for the 491st Military Police Company's Deployment Ceremony and Farewell Reception. They folded pocket flags for the..

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WWII and Korea veterans honored at Post 291

Newport Harbor Post 291 honored our World War II and Korean War veteran members with a complimentary buffet luncheon. It was a huge turnout, close to 250 members and guests..

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