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The Cannabis Question

Some veterans say medical marijuana could reduce painkiller addictions and curb the suicide rate. Is it a crime or a cure?

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Patriotism and sacrifice: the birth of Boys State

Patriotism and sacrifice: the birth of Boys State

Badger Boys State participants learn about the sacrifices and vision of those who came up with the idea for the program.

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A spirited effort in Wisconsin

A spirited effort in Wisconsin

For the second straight year, Wisconsin Legion Riders travel nearly 700 miles across the state to raise money for the Legacy Fund.

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Scouts gear up for 59-day OCW fundraiser

Scouts gear up for 59-day OCW fundraiser

Three Boy Scouts and a Vietnam veteran are bike riding from the Oregon coast to New York City to raise funds for Operation Comfort Warriors.

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Legion hosts Pacific Islander roundtable discussion

Legion hosts Pacific Islander roundtable discussion

Congressional meeting held at Washington office to address benefits access for veterans in Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Marianas.

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A 'Hail Mary' answered

A 'Hail Mary' answered

A renovation project by its own membership has breathed new life into Holbrook Post 114 in Massachusetts,

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Famed attorney to host naturalization seminar for vets

Famed attorney to host naturalization seminar for vets

Elizabeth Ricci, immigration law expert, will moderate citizenship event at Department of Florida convention.

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Flag Day in ‘the town too tough to die’

Flag Day in ‘the town too tough to die’

National Commander Michael D. Helm spent Flag Day in Pilger, Neb., a small town ravaged by last year's deadly tornadoes.

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Legion urges Congress to re-evaluate fiduciary programs

Legion urges Congress to re-evaluate fiduciary programs

During recent testimony, a Legion representative noted how consolidation of Department of Veterans Affairs fiduciary programs are hampering advocacy efforts and limiting interaction betreen accredited representatives and the VA.

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Insurance Against Mistakes and Madmen

Insurance Against Mistakes and Madmen

A key piece of America’s Cold War arsenal is back. NORAD’s iconic Cheyenne Mountain headquarters is open for business - again.

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Legion to VA: Find the missing $54 million documentation

A report states that more than $54.4 million in prosthetics were purchases by VA employees in the Bronx using government credit cards.

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Pennsylvania Legion commander calls for culture change at Pittsburgh VA

Pennsylvania Legion commander calls for culture change at Pittsburgh VA

Workplace harassment at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System has Dennis Haas telling those involved to 'grow up or get off the VA payroll.'

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Flags for Freedom

Flags for Freedom

High school graduates in New York receive gifts they did not expect.

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Indiana Blue Star Salute event celebrating 10 years

Indiana Blue Star Salute event celebrating 10 years

Event honors the families of those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and will feature dignitaries, booths, entertainment and activities for children.

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Register for 2015 Children & Youth, Americanism, Shooting Sports conference

Register for 2015 Children & Youth, Americanism, Shooting Sports conference

The conferences get underway in September.

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Mets player finally receives his Legion award

Mets player finally receives his Legion award

Michael Cuddyer was presented the 2014 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year award on June 11.

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Schedule set for Legacy Ride with William Shatner

Schedule set for Legacy Ride with William Shatner

Legion Riders to join legendary actor to raise funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship which helps the children of fallen servicemembers.

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Connected to the cause

Connected to the cause

World-reknowned rehab center Cliffside Malibu donates $20,000 to assist with Legion's second TBI-PTSD symposium.

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Legion, Samsung scholars pledge to ‘pay it forward’

Legion, Samsung scholars pledge to ‘pay it forward’

Nine ambitious college freshmen arrived in D.C. this week to see where history was made, honor and remember those who paved the way, and engage with other Samsung American Legion scholars.

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Veterans History Project nearing milestone

Veterans History Project nearing milestone

Legion-supported oral history collection nearing 100,000 records.

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Transition through connection with LinkedIn

Transition through connection with LinkedIn

Veteran, PR entrepreneur pens book designed to help transitioning servicemembers use popular networking site to take their next step.

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Paris Post 1 gets high-ranking new member

Paris Post 1 gets high-ranking new member

Newest Post 1 Legionnaire gets card and cap at ABMC cemetery event.

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Much more than a Legion post

Much more than a Legion post

For 70 years, Lt. B.R. Kimlau Memorial Post 1291 in New York City’s Chinatown has been an advocate for and source of pride to its community.

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Legion helps bring wheelchair course to Tampa VA

Legion helps bring wheelchair course to Tampa VA

Home Depot, Legion unite to build slalom course at facility to help wheelchair patients learn real-world use of their wheelchairs.

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An opportunity to show the Legion cares

An opportunity to show the Legion cares

Legion has expanded presence in growing Vets GSA event that provides wide range of resources to veterans and their families.

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American Legion reaching out to veterans in Wisconsin

American Legion reaching out to veterans in Wisconsin

A town hall meeting and a three-day Veterans Benefits Center will be held in Tomah.

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Gordon presented Legion Baseball Grad of the Year award

Gordon presented Legion Baseball Grad of the Year award

Kansas City Royals standout honored prior to June 6 game with Texas Rangers.

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Where veterans feel like rock stars

Where veterans feel like rock stars

La Fiere Bridge commemoration dedicated to the 82nd Airborne and its role in D-Day success.

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‘Time Shall Not Diminish Their Deeds’

‘Time Shall Not Diminish Their Deeds’

Legion delegation visits Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach

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VA aims to engage citizens with veterans

The new initiative, Summer of Service, is similar to the VAVS program, which Legionnaires have volunteered countless hours with since 1947.

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