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FLAG DAY-FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

Members of American Legion Post 18-Portsmouth participated in the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by our friends at American Legion Post 104-Warren. The moving ceremony included colors by the..

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1st Global War on Terrorism Veteran elected to any Citrus County Veterans organization as Commander

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Blanton-Thompson American Legion #155 elected its 2010-2011 officers for the year. Jay Conti Sr., 47 years old, is the first ever "Global War on Terrorism"..

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Rhode Island Home Town Parade

On 31 May 2010 Post 34 Downey-Weaver leads a Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts out in front of the Carolina-Richmond fire house and ends at a memorial at the..

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Memorial Day at Machias Cemetery

Post/Unit 181 members present the colors at the Memorial Day service at the local cemetery as the rifle squad marches to its designated location. Over 200 members of the community..

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All American Children

Maine Past Department Commander Larry Dearborn and his wife, Gisela go to the schools to show the children the Flagmobile which is a movng Memorial for those lost since 911...

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Gen. Petraeus' Chaplain Helps Kick Off Memorial Day

Calling on the “God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” to bless veterans, families and service members, the chaplain to former U.S. commander in Iraq Gen. David Petraeus helped kick off..

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FRATERNIZING...A GREAT WAY TO RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS!

Representatives from many veterans organizations participated in the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Newport (RI) City Hall. The Chaplain from American Legion Post 7 gave the invocation and closing..

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY - NEWPORT, RI

Members of Post and Unit 18 (Portsmouth, RI) are also very active members of the Artillery Company of Newport. Mike Pine and Leslie Coutu are dressed in historically accurate Spanish..

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Poppies to Remember

About 30 Legionnaires and Auxiliary members from Lake Stevens Memorial Post/Unit 181 gave out 4400 poppies on Saturday, May 29, to remind people of Memorial Day. The members were located..

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Combat Fishing, Seward Alaska!

The tiny seaside Alaska town of Seward is home to one of the largest annual fishing events for combat veterans. Four years ago two Alaskan business owners came together..

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Dual Member Starts “Caps 4 Troops” Program Across State of Texas

While Donnea Simon, a dual member of Post and Unit 352, was recovering from knee surgery back in 2005, she took up crocheting, a lifelong hobby of hers. After..

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NEWPORT, RI's POST 7 FLAGS GRAVES

Members from Post 7 with a "big assist" from Post 18, local Girl Scouts and other patriotic citizens flagged graves at Historic Fort Adams on 25 MAY 2010. By..

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HISTORIC FT ADAMS (RI) FLAGGED

Twenty one volunteers from American Legion Post 18, American Legion Post 7, Girl Scout Troop 751 and other citizens helped reflag graves at Historic Ft. Adams in Newport, RI. ..

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THE OLD ONE JOINS AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS

Frank "The Old One" Pine - reportedly the oldest licensed motorcyclist in the country - has joined American Legion Riders Chapter at Post 2, W. Warwick, RI. At 96,..

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BIKERS HELPING HOMELESS VETERAN

The Bettendorf American Legion Riders, Chapter 154, are partnering with The Eagles Nest Veterans Home, Inc. The Legion Riders have adopted a room at the facility and furnished it for..

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Lance Corporal Ed Lyons Benefit and Run

On November 25, 2009 U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Edward Joseph Lyons III, of Davenport, was severely injured by an enemy improvised explosive device (IED) blast while serving our country in Afghanistan. Life..

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GREEN ADVANCES IN JR SHOOTING SPORTS COMPETITION

Catherine Green has advanced to the National Junior Shooting Sports shoulder-to-shoulder competition finals! A member and co-captain of the Newport Rifle Club's Junior Team, Catherine will be competing this..

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NEADS - Canines for Combat Veterans

American Legion Post 18 has undertaken a campaign to raise funds for a service dog for Marissa Strock - a double-amputee wounded by an IED while serving in the Army..

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RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME

On Friday, 14 MAY 2010, my husband and I (both Legionnaires) happened to be at Arlington National Cemetery when the Clinton Township Honor Guard was laying a wreath at the..

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Armed Forces Day 2010

On Saturday, May 15, 2010, community members joined American Legion Post 181 in Lake Stevens, Washington, to show support for our military. The photo was taken by Unit 181 Auxiliary..

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