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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 senators visit National Mall

Boys Nation senators visit National Mall

Senators venture off campus for their first field trip to Maryland Greenbelt Post 136 and the National Mall.

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Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Day two of Boys Nation consists of the senators completing orientation, holding party conventions and electing senate offices.

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98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

Friday, July 23, marked the start of the 64th American Legion Boys Nation program, where 98 Boys State representatives arrived in Washington, D.C.

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2010 Boys Nation kicks off July 23

2010 Boys Nation kicks off July 23

Two representatives selected from each of the 49 Boys States will convene in Washington, D.C., July 23-30 for Boys Nation.

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Boys State celebrates 75th anniversary

Boys State celebrates 75th anniversary

Since 1935, more than a million high school boys have attended The American Legion Boys State program to experience a week that can change a lifetime.

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2009 Boys Nation yearbook available

2009 Boys Nation yearbook available

Publication follows 98 young men through "a week that shapes a lifetime."

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Boys Nation elects 2009 leadership

 Boys Nation elects 2009 leadership

Christopher Andrews, 17, of Green River, Wyo., was elected president of The American Legion Boys Nation.

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Tom Brokaw remembers Boys State

Tom Brokaw remembers Boys State

Former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, journalist and author remembers his time with Boys State.  

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90-year-old recalls first Ohio Boys State

 90-year-old recalls first Ohio Boys State

William O’Neil, 90, attended the first Buckeye Boys State in 1936 as the delegate from the St. Clairsville, Belmont County in Ohio.

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