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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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Founding Fathers Brewing Co. to sponsor party in Charlotte

The party is Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m.

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Legion Membership Workshop begins Friday

Legionnaires will convene in Indianapolis for the Legion’s 51st annual National Membership Workshop.

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National convention events to be streamed live

National convention events to be streamed live

Watch the color guard competition, memorial service and more events from the convention in Charlotte, N.C., on legiontv.org.

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Legion wants comprehensive review of military student loans

Letters to ranking congressmen stress need to investigate all student loan servicers for violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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2015 Renewal Time

Renew your membership online.

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Veterans and spouses invited to hiring fairs in August

Veterans and spouses invited to hiring fairs in August

Legion will sponsor 25 career fairs nationwide, including the organization's own job fair at national convention.

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Watch how Shelby became home to Legion World Series

Watch how Shelby became home to Legion World Series

North Carolina resident Carl White produced a video of how the small southern town won the bid to host the American Legion Baseball World Series.

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McDonald confirmed as VA secretary

McDonald confirmed as VA secretary

National Commander: 'Together, we can get VA back on track and restore trust among the patients it serves, as well as the public who expects nothing less than timely, high-quality care for our nation’s veterans.'

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Junior Shooting Sports gets under way Aug. 1

Junior Shooting Sports gets under way Aug. 1

American Legion Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship will bring 30 participants to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete for two $2.5k scholarships.

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Baltimore vets weigh in on VA health care

Baltimore vets weigh in on VA health care

While some complained, others praised the quality of staff and medical treatment.

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Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion to set up veterans crisis center in West Virginia

Legion will be on hand to assist in filing VA benefits claims, schedule health-care appointments.

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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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