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Commander honors WWII liberators

Commander honors WWII liberators

Wreath-laying ceremonies and parades highlight second day of Normandy commemorations.

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Normandy invasion remembered

Normandy invasion remembered

National Commander Jimmie Foster joins dignitaries from around the world at rededication ceremony in France for a historic World War II monument.

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Legion youth alumni site

Legion youth alumni site

The new American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association enables current and former program participants to communicate.

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Freedom Car faces doubleheader weekend

Freedom Car faces doubleheader weekend

Driver Jerick Johnson and The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car crew to race in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Indianapolis.

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Legion backs bill package

Legion backs bill package

Vet-friendly legislation includes Hiring Heroes Act, bill prohibiting protests within 300 feet of military funerals.

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Legion wraps up 'System' site visits

Legion wraps up 'System' site visits

46 VA medical centers visited during 2011; information will be compiled and distributed to president, Congress, VA officials and Legionnaires.

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Change needed to deter sexual abuse

Change needed to deter sexual abuse

During a June 13 congressional hearing, The American Legion testified on the "utterly unacceptable" incidents of sexual assaults being reported at VA facilities.

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Women vets needed for workplace survey

Women vets needed for workplace survey

The Business and Profesisional Women's Foundation needs women veterans, 20 to 33, for a survey on employment issues.

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Foster calls for passage of flag amendment

Foster calls for passage of flag amendment

Sens. Hatch, Baucus introduce legslation that will return to the people the right to protect Old Glory from physical desecration.

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2011 Legacy Run route now available

2011 Legacy Run route now available

Participants will cover more than 1,200 miles for ride that raises money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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'Our Parent, the Constitution'

'Our Parent, the Constitution'

The Legion’s 2011 Oratorical champion, Anisha Gururaj, gives insight into the title of her oration and wisdom to those looking to participate in the contest.

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What We’re Fighting For

What We’re Fighting For

The American people and their military are offering Afghanistan the very opposite of what the Taliban promises by building schools, health clinics and more.

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What We're Fighting For

What We're Fighting For

The American people and their military are offering Afghanistan the very opposite of what the Taliban promises by building schools, health clinics and more.

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Tickets on sale for Ronnie Dunn concert

Tickets on sale for Ronnie Dunn concert

Grammy winner Ronnie Dunn will kick off the 2011 American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., by performing at the local fairgrounds.

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NEF steps in to assist storm victims

NEF steps in to assist storm victims

Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion may be eligible for financial assistance through the Legion’s National Emergency Fund.

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VA releases phone application for PTS

VA releases phone application for PTS

Veterans dealing with post traumatic stress can now turn to their smart phones for help in dealing with their symptoms.

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Top 30 Air Rifle competitors identified

Top 30 Air Rifle competitors identified

The 15 sporter and 15 precision category national finalists will be competing in the Legion’s Junior Shooting Sports Air Rifle National Championships in August.

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$1 million prize for an Andretti race fan

$1 million prize for an Andretti race fan

One lucky race fan will win $1 million if Indy car driver John Andretti crosses the finish line first during the Indianapolis 500.

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Memorial Day speech available

Memorial Day speech available

Document, available in either Word or PDF, is meant to serve as a guide as posts conduct Memorial Day events.

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Stop-loss deadline extended to Oct. 21

Stop-loss deadline extended to Oct. 21

U.S. servicemembers who were kept on duty past their original discharge following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and their beneficiaries, have until Oct. 21 to claim their retroactive pay.

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Freedom Car to make Virginia debut

Freedom Car to make Virginia debut

Legion Racing team to visit VA hospital and Legion Post prior to April 28 Richmond race

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Help vets in need by crossing home plate

Help vets in need by crossing home plate

On May 22, be one of 2,500 runners to cross home plate at Fenway Park in support of veterans combating TBI.

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Legion documentary in GI Film Festival

Legion documentary in GI Film Festival

Movie garners honorable mention at fifth-annual film festival, which takes place May 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

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A 'classic moment' in MLB history

A 'classic moment' in MLB history

Thirty five years ago today, former Chicago Cub player Rick Monday saved the U.S. flag from being burned by two protesters in Dodger Stadium.

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Band, color guard registration ongoing

Band, color guard registration ongoing

Forms for both national convention contests are available online and must be received by July 22.

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Convention exhibit hall space available

Convention exhibit hall space available

In 2010, 102 independent exhibitors filled up the exhibit hall in Milwaukee, representing a variety of businesses and agencies.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band set for convention

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band set for convention

Country-folk-rock group will perform during the National Commander’s Banquet on Aug. 30.

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'Medicare at VA' bill introduced in House

'Medicare at VA' bill introduced in House

Legion-supported legislation would allow veterans to use their Medicare benefits at Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities.

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Legion supports affirmative action for vets

Legion supports affirmative action for vets

Organization in favor of Department of Labor decision to strengthen federal hiring requirements of certain military veterans.

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VA benefit checks to go electronic

VA benefit checks to go electronic

As of May 1, anyone applying for Social Security, VA or other federal benefits will have to choose an electronic payment method.

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