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Gold Star son honored for paying it forward

The kindness of a 9-year-old Myles Eckert has touched America's heart.

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It really is a system worth saving

Scrapping VA will not help veterans, but The American Legion is resolved to help fix our healthcare system.

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I Am The American Legion: Bob Mastronicola

Painesville, Ohio Legionnaire Bob Mastronicola uses his role as Director of Veterans Education at Lake Erie College to help veterans successfully transition to civilian life.

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Last of the Code Talkers

In his final interview, World War II Marine Chester Nez reflected on his place in history.

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Serve those who served

Fisher House CEO calls his foundation’s mission ‘beautiful in its simplicity.’

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Antique tractor owners raise funds for OCW

Farmers who drove antique tractors in the third annual Tractor Relay Across Nebraska, donated the funds raised along the way to Operation Comfort Warriors.

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Legion: Compromise bill ‘critical component’ for VA improvement

Legion: Compromise bill ‘critical component’ for VA improvement

Measure will seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department.

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Boys Nation Class of 2014 graduates

Boys Nation Class of 2014 graduates

Scholarships awarded to four Boys Nation officers and one junior counselor

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Singing for the Commander-in-Chief

Singing for the Commander-in-Chief

Boys and Girls Nation sing “Happy Birthday” to President Obama.

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Register now for 100th Anniversary Workshop

Register now for 100th Anniversary Workshop

The free workshop is Aug. 25 during the 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

American Legion, AMVETS and CVA Joint Statement on $17.6 Billion VA Spending Request

Statement: "Last-minute VA request for $17.6 billion dollars in additional spending only hampers an already difficult VA conference committee negotiating process."

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Boys Nation senators visit the Hill

The young men meet with their respective U.S. senators.

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Pentagon briefs Boys Nation on national defense issues

Senators get an assessment of America’s Armed Forces from a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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'Broken promises, pain, mistreatment, delays'

'Broken promises, pain, mistreatment, delays'

More than 2,000 veterans have come to Legion crisis centers in the past six weeks; the Legion's Verna Jones shared some of their stories before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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National Security report - 7/18/14

Week ending 7/18/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Arizona putting together veterans command center

Arizona putting together veterans command center

The American Legion Department of Arizona is conducting a veterans command center July 24 in Mesa to reach out to veterans in need.

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Marymount University offers senators a $10,000 scholarship

Marymount University offers senators a $10,000 scholarship

The 98 Boys Nation senators will receive the scholarship if they apply and are accepted to the university.

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'We did it together'

'We did it together'

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts praises former comrades, fallen friends during Pentagon Hall of Heroes induction ceremony.

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New York Auxiliary raises $72,199 for OCW

New York Auxiliary raises $72,199 for OCW

Past New York Auxiliary President Barbara Corker promoted Operation Comfort Warriors as her fundraising program.

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Alabama youth elected Boys Nation president

Alabama youth elected Boys Nation president

Matthew Ellow elected president by a vote of 52 to 46; Louis Lombardo of Texas elected Boys Nation vice president.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in Baltimore

The Legion will hold a town hall meeting July 28 and crisis center July 29-Aug.1 to assist veterans and family members affected by delays in accessing VA health care.

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Boys Nation parties nominate president, vice president candidates

Boys Nation parties nominate president, vice president candidates

States south of the Mason-Dixon line sweep all four elections.

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Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

Legion veteran centers providing help, answers

American Legion Veterans Crisis Command Centers in St. Louis, Fort Collins, Colo., put nearly 300 veterans together with Legion, VA reps.

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Two Boys Nation senators place wreath at Arlington

Two Boys Nation senators place wreath at Arlington

The 98 senators also visit the Lincoln Monument and three war memorials.

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USS Indianapolis survivors to reunite again

USS Indianapolis survivors to reunite again

Survivors will reunite in Indianapolis July 24-27 for the 69th anniversary.

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Dellinger to throw out 1st pitch in Charlotte

Dellinger to throw out 1st pitch in Charlotte

National Commander Dellinger to throw out first pitch during Charlotte Knight's game Aug. 22 during the national convention; deadline to buy discounted tickets July 22.

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Florida youth elected Boys Nation Senate president

David Enriquez defeats Jeremy Price of Maryland on the final vote.

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Boys Nation class of 1963 visits class of 2014

Boys Nation class of 1963 visits class of 2014

The nine Boys Nation alumni share words of wisdom with the 98 young men; 1963 Boys Nation alumnus and former President Bill Clinton writes a letter to the 2014 class.

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Boys Nation senators sworn into office

Boys Nation senators sworn into office

98 high school seniors from 48 states arrive in Washington, D.C., for the 68th session of Boys Nation.

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‘Learning key lessons of life’

‘Learning key lessons of life’

Program director says Boys Nation is about personal development, as well as a study in government.

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