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Boys Nation Day 6: Alumni night

Boys Nation Day 6: Alumni night

Boys Nation president and vice president sworn into office; four alumni share their experience.

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Boys Nation Day 5: President elected

Boys Nation Day 5: President elected

2012 Boys Nation president and vice president elected.

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Boys Nation Day 4: Honoring heroes

Boys Nation Day 4: Honoring heroes

Visit www.legiontv.org to watch live streaming of the Nationalist and Federalist president and vice president debate at 3 p.m., and watch elections at 6:30 p.m. (EDT).

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Boys Nation Day 3: National Mall tour

Boys Nation Day 3: National Mall tour

Delegates enjoy dinner at Greenbelt Post 136 and a tour of the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall and Korean War Memorial.

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Boys Nation Day 2: Senators lobby, vote

Boys Nation Day 2: Senators lobby, vote

Senators elect president pro tem, secretary of the senate; will travel to Legion post for dinner today.

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Boys Nation Day 1: Senators arrive

Boys Nation Day 1: Senators arrive

2012 American Legion Boys Nation is under way with 98 senators ready to debate on legislation and elect senate officers.

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Stay connected with Boys Nation delegates

Stay connected with Boys Nation delegates

The 2012 American Legion Boys Nation program gets under way Friday.

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Boys State leaves a lasting impression

Boys State leaves a lasting impression

Two American Legion Boys State alums express their gratitude to the program.

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Boys Nation alum revisits familiar ground

Boys Nation alum revisits familiar ground

Mike Bzozowski, a 2005 Boys Nation delegate, paid a visit to Marymount University to speak with familiar faces — Boys Nation staff.

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An all-around Legionnaire, leader

An all-around Legionnaire, leader

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Ochsenbein shares his involvement with Boys State and Boys Nation, and the importance of leadership.

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Boys Nation alum revisits 28 years later

Boys Nation alum revisits 28 years later

This past July, Ron Ulseth walked through the doors of Marymount University, where he resided as a Boys Nation delegate in 1983.

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Palmetto Boys State votes by texting

Palmetto Boys State votes by texting

South Carolina's Boys State program found a way to engage citizens in the election process and ensure accuracy through text polling.

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Boys Nation senators climb the Hill

Boys Nation senators climb the Hill

Visit www.legion.org/boysnation at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) to watch the Boys Nation senators graduation ceremony live.

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Boys Nation graduates its 65th elite class

Boys Nation graduates its 65th elite class

For their last day, the senators enjoyed a celebration dinner and ceremony in their honor.

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65th Boys Nation program begins July 22

65th Boys Nation program begins July 22

98 American Legion Boys Nation delegates will convene in Washington, D.C., for "a week that shapes a lifetime."

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2011 Boys Nation senators settle in

2011 Boys Nation senators settle in

98 young men arrived in Washington, D.C., Friday to participate in the 65th American Legion Boys Nation program.

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President pro-tempore from Connecticut

President pro-tempore from Connecticut

Boys Nation senators stayed busy on day two with party conventions and senate office elections.

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Boys Nation senators venture off campus

Boys Nation senators venture off campus

On Sunday, the 98 young men enjoyed dinner at an American Legion post and toured the National Mall.

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Boys Nation reflects on fallen heroes

Boys Nation reflects on fallen heroes

Go to the Boys Nation page to watch live streaming of the president and vice president elections at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

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Colorado, Delaware senators win elections

Colorado, Delaware senators win elections

On Tuesday, the Boys Nation senators visited the White House and elected a 2011 Boys Nation president and vice president.

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Boys Nation alumni share hope, wisdom

Boys Nation alumni share hope, wisdom

On Wednesday, the president and vice president were sworn into office and Boys Nation alumni spoke to the senators.

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Boys and Girls State ... together

Boys and Girls State ... together

Adapting to a changing world, Massachusetts integrates portions of program to offer same educational opportunities to both sexes.

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Spirit of Service: Boys and Girls State

Governor Markell talks about Boys and Girls State

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Boys Nation alum now governor-elect

Boys Nation alum now governor-elect

Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker shares his unforgettable experiences as an American Legion Badger Boys State and Boys Nation alumni.

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2010 Boys Nation yearbook available

2010 Boys Nation yearbook available

Through a 45-page publication, The American Legion captures the lives of 98 Boys Nation senators as they spend a week in Washington, D.C., learning our nation’s political process.

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Holocaust survivor speaks to Boys Nation

Holocaust survivor speaks to Boys Nation

82-year-old Nesse Godin still making a powerful impact on Boys Nation.

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2010 Boys Nation senators graduate

2010 Boys Nation senators graduate

After a week of site-seeing, senate sessions, keynote speakers and friendship-building, the senators are graduating and heading back home.

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Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Day four of Boys Nation enables the senators to see awe-inspiring sites: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns and Iwo Jima Memorial.

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Boys Nation elects top officers

Boys Nation elects top officers

Avon Park, Fla., teen voted president; vice president hails from North Little Rock, Ark.

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Boys Nation alumni address senators

Boys Nation alumni address senators

Day 6 includes president, vice president inauguration; tune in to Legion.org now for live webcast of closing Senate session.

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