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Freedom's fighters

On the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, we honor those who fell – and the few we’re lucky enough to still have with us.

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Legion defends McCain's military record

Legion defends McCain's military record

National Commander Michael Helm speaks out on critiscism of Sen. John McCain's service as a Vietnam POW.

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Boys Nation delegates pay respects, honor heroes

Boys Nation delegates pay respects, honor heroes

Delegates honor those killed in Chattanooga, hear of sacrifices of servicemembers killed at Pearl Harbor, in Vietnam War.

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Boys Nation participants hit the ground running

Boys Nation participants hit the ground running

Participants hear from speakers, conduct first round of elections since arriving Friday afternoon.

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Legion: Slashing veterans Unemployability benefit wrong

Legion: Slashing veterans Unemployability benefit wrong

Legion's Ian de Planque to House Veterans Affairs' Committee: 'Walking back compensation from those who have been injured in service will always be wrong.'

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Legion participates in career fair at Camp Pendleton

Legion participates in career fair at Camp Pendleton

National Headquarters staff, Department of California Legionnaires speak with servicemembers and veterans at DoD’s Hiring Heroes event.

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National commander sends message of sympathy to Chattanooga victims

National Commander Helm: 'Anytime our military is targeted it is an attack on all of us.'

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Legion's youth air rifle championship begins July 21

Legion's youth air rifle championship begins July 21

The top 15 individuals in both the sporter and precision category will compete in the Legion’s Junior 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship in Colorado.

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Follow the national convention on social media

Follow the national convention on social media

Keep updated on the 2015 National Convention in Baltimore via the Legion's Facebook and Twitter presence, and via our mobile app.

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Convention centennial workshop set for Aug. 31

Convention centennial workshop set for Aug. 31

A 100th Anniversary Workshop will be held during the 97th National Convention in Baltimore.

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Posts, departments finding success with pistol raffles

Posts, departments finding success with pistol raffles

Selling chances on The American Legion Centennial Pistol has proven to be quite the fundraiser for Legion posts, departments and more across the country.

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China: 'Battle Ready' in the Not-So Pacific

China: 'Battle Ready' in the Not-So Pacific

China's goal: to control the resource-rich South and East China Seas, carve out a Chinese sphere of influence, and shove the United States out of the Western Pacific.

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Legion reaffirms support for women veterans legislation

Legion reaffirms support for women veterans legislation

American Legion Legislative Director Ian de Planque: Women veterans needs to be asked, 'How can VA serve you to thank you for your service?’

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The pros and cons of borrowing from yourself

Nearly a third of Americans have at some point borrowed from their retirement plan at work, according to a recent TIAA-CREF survey.

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Boys Nation Class of 2015 arrives in D.C. Friday

Boys Nation Class of 2015 arrives in D.C. Friday

The 98 young men from 49 states will spend a week learning about the structure and function of federal government.

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Legion: Internal VA report 'extremely disturbing'

Legion: Internal VA report 'extremely disturbing'

National Commander Helm: Report of more than 200,000 veterans dying while waiting for VA care ‘mind-boggling.'

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The scoop on credit scores

This may be a shocker, but that all-important number in the world of borrowing – your credit score – doesn’t really exist, at least not in singular form.

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Four steps to improve your credit score

With a few thoughtful moves, you can get a good credit score or improve your current one, no matter how it’s being calculated.

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Quirky laws could reduce your retirement benefits

Will Social Security be there when you need and expect it? Maybe not.

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The trade-offs we make

What trade-offs are you making?

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Five things to know about flood insurance

According to the government, floods are the most common and most costly natural disaster.

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Six common credit score misconceptions

The world of credit and credit scoring is not without its myths.

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Nearly 500 registered for Legacy Run so far

Nearly 500 registered for Legacy Run so far

Online registration open until Aug. 1 for annual motorcycle ride benefiting the Legacy Fund.

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VA debuts Veterans Choice Program toolkit

The toolkit was created to educate veterans about the program.

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'Today, I feel blessed'

'Today, I feel blessed'

Veterans receive help, peace of mind after coming to Legion's Veterans Benefits Center in Louisiana.

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Commander calls Army drawdown 'absolute lunacy'

Commander calls Army drawdown 'absolute lunacy'

Legion opposes the 40,000 reduction in Army troops.

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Legion announces new alliance with Defense Mobile

Legion members will receive a 10 percent discount on monthly mobile service

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Meeting a need at the local level

Meeting a need at the local level

Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors provides $10,000 worth of amenities, rehab materials to Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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Keystone Pipeline reaches fifth-year anniversary

Keystone Pipeline reaches fifth-year anniversary

By resolution, Legion supports 'Keystone XL,' the proposed predecessor pipeline which would bring 42,000 jobs and $3.4 billion in growth.

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CWF recipient recognizes the Legion's generosity

CWF recipient recognizes the Legion's generosity

The Immune Deficiency Foundation presented the Legion's Child Welfare Foundation with its Impact Award.

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