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Spring Meetings schedule set for events at Sheraton hotel

Spring Meetings schedule set for events at Sheraton hotel

A number of meetings to be held at downtown Indianapolis Sheraton.

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Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

Veterans leave VBC with renewed optimism

'Great strides were made,' says one veteran who received help in Memphis from American Legion and VA staff.

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Riders step up to help one of their own

Riders step up to help one of their own

Two Virginia Legionnaires drove to Atlanta and then Shreveport, La., to help World War II veteran, fellow Legion Rider E. Bruce Heilman on his 6,000-mile motorcycle trek across the nation.

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Thompson Square to perform at Legion World Series

Thompson Square to perform at Legion World Series

Country music duo taking part in Celebration of Champions Aug. 12 at Keeter Stadium.

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VA changes 40-mile rule for Choice Card eligibility

VA changes 40-mile rule for Choice Card eligibility

Instead of measuring straight-line distance, a veteran’s actual driving mileage will be used.

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COVER Act would help VA adopt newer treatments for TBI/PTSD

COVER Act would help VA adopt newer treatments for TBI/PTSD

The measure would establish a commission to examine complementary and alternative medicines.

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OCW provides boost to Memphis veterans

OCW provides boost to Memphis veterans

Legion program donated more than $7,700 worth of items to assist veterans, including the homeless, in the Memphis area.

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Legion expects ‘fully funded’ VA from Congress

Legion expects ‘fully funded’ VA from Congress

A House Appropriations proposal would reduce the department’s funding.

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VA official updates Legionnaires on Denver VA project

VA official updates Legionnaires on Denver VA project

Sloan Gibson, VA deputy secretary, says construction on troubled VA facilityis about halfway completed, but its future is uncertain.

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Legionnaire is a 'modern-day Paul Revere'

Legionnaire is a 'modern-day Paul Revere'

88-year-old Legion Rider will travel 6,000 miles across the country on his motorcycle, sharing a message of remembrance for the 70th anniversary of World War II's end.

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Memphis VBC renews hope for local veterans

Memphis VBC renews hope for local veterans

Legion and VA working together to resolve delayed claims, unfulfilled benefits and other related problems for veterans in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

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MyVA Advisory Committee holds first meeting

MyVA Advisory Committee holds first meeting

VA Secretary Robert McDonald says new committee will help his department put veterans first.

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Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

The Georgia Legionnaire served veterans for more than six decades.

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Memphis-area vets find help at Legion town hall

Memphis-area vets find help at Legion town hall

VA staff addressed concerns, offered solutions to patients' problems with appointments, claims and more at Legion-led forum; Veterans Benefits Center starts today.

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I Am The American Legion - Betty Gonzales

“It’s an honor to be there when they are saying goodbye to their loved ones.”

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More than names

Janie Schaut hopes her personal histories for veterans of her community will inspire similar work nationwide.

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America at war

A chronology of U.S. military interventions and the prices paid.

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'Veterans cannot suspend death'

As Memorial Day approaches, I take great pride in one of The American Legion’s more recent victories, which restored the burial of veterans in one of our nation’s overseas cemeteries.

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'Why Memorial Day'

Before his 30-year tenure as a U.S Supreme Court justice, for which he is often remembered as the “Great Dissenter,” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. fought in the Civil War on the side of the Union. A first lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers, he was seriously wounded at the battles of Ball’s Bluff, Antietam and Chancellorsville. On May 30, 1884, Holmes gave the following address to his fellow veterans at John Sedgwick Post No. 4, Grand Army of the Republic, in Keene, N.H. It is the first of his two famous and oft-quoted Memorial Day speeches.

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Legion provides tablet to recovering servicemember

Legion provides tablet to recovering servicemember

OCW provides Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 to wounded warrior being treated for traumatic brain injury at Minneapolis VA facility.

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Doolittle Raiders give Congressional Medal to museum

Doolittle Raiders give Congressional Medal to museum

The group's last two surviving members presented the honor to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

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Kellie Pickler to perform at Legion World Series

Kellie Pickler to perform at Legion World Series

Country star's free concert set for Aug. 8 in Shelby, N.C., as part of the Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival.

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Post 177 again hosting Rolling Thunder events

Post 177 again hosting Rolling Thunder events

Rides to Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery among activities planned May 22-24 around nation's capital.

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In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Nestled in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has shed its insular worldwview and emerged as a major player in its region.

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VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

Working together, North Carolina American Legion and VA benefits staff changing lives, ending frustrations.

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Legion works with VA to reopen clinics in Puerto Rico

Legion works with VA to reopen clinics in Puerto Rico

Clinics in Mayaguez and Ponce were shut down by a minor technicality in VA policy.

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N.Y. veterans foundation unveils plans to create job opportunities

N.Y. veterans foundation unveils plans to create job opportunities

VetEx Foundation Inc., community sponsors present hope to add up to 500 jobs for veterans in Newburgh, N.Y.

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North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

In three days, the Department of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center delivered nearly $600,000 in retroactive, overdue VA benefits.

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Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

National Commander Helm responds to Department of Veterans Inspector General report substantiating gross mismanagement, negligence and misconduct at Philly Regional Office.

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ABMC offers new app to navigate cemeteries

ABMC offers new app to navigate cemeteries

Government agency offers mobile access to facilities in France and England.

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