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Commander: Kids climbing memorial a 'teachable moment'

Commander: Kids climbing memorial a 'teachable moment'

A recent photo showing children climbing the Vietnam Women’s Memorial should remind Americans of how to show respect and reverence.

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The dangers of deep defense cuts

We’re alarmed that the 2016 defense budget is projected to be 31 percent less than it was in 2010. This is irresponsible and dangerous.

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Statement on VA employee's e-mail mocking patients

National Commander: Veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD should not be held up to ridicule.

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Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Helm emphasizes transition assistance, better treatment for PTSD and TBI in hearing before House and Senate committees.

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See video of national commander’s testimony

See video of national commander’s testimony

National Commander Michael Helm testified Feb. 25 before a joint session of congressional Veterans Affairs' Committees.

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Helm: Congress needs to act, not just listen

Helm: Congress needs to act, not just listen

National commander tells Legion family members, 'You are the reminder Congress needs to what's right for veterans.'

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Legion statement on McDonald's Special Forces claim

Legion statement on McDonald's Special Forces claim

National commander: VA secretary attempting to restore trust in department should be held to a higher standard.

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Our lasting bond with law enforcement

Just as our organization has been a staunch advocate for military veterans for nearly a century, we also stand proudly alongside our nation’s law-enforcement officers.

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Helm: 'End game' needed for military action against ISIL

Helm: 'End game' needed for military action against ISIL

National commander: If military action is necessary course of action, key objectives and overall strategic goal must be stated clearly.

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Helm's 4x4 goals 'within reach'

Helm's 4x4 goals 'within reach'

Midway through the campaign, fundraising and membership totals are progressing. But national commander calls on Legion family "to work together at all levels to build membership and raise funds" to support vital programs.

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Second chances for Jihadists must stop

Second chances for Jihadists must stop

Freeing terrorists and closing Guantanamo is a terrible idea.

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4x4: A time for Legion Family values

Our family is everywhere because we need to be everywhere.

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Visit Commander Helm's new 4x4 program page

Visit Commander Helm's new 4x4 program page

American Legion National Commander Mike Helm's goal is to reach 4 million members and raise $4 million in donations.

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The road to restored trust with VA

Our loyalty is to veterans first, and our obligation is to ensure that the federal government is fulfilling its duty to help them.

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Kiosk supports commander's 4x4 goal

Kiosk supports commander's 4x4 goal

The Legion Family branded kiosk will help raise $4 million and increase membership to four million.

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‘Infamy’

‘Infamy’

73 years later, it’s the heroes of Pearl Harbor that are remembered.

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National commander, Auxiliary president meet with Taiwan president

National commander, Auxiliary president meet with Taiwan president

National Commander Helm: Meeting shows how high Taiwan values its relationship with The American Legion.

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Helm, Jefford celebrate Thanksgiving with troops on DMZ

Helm, Jefford celebrate Thanksgiving with troops on DMZ

National Commander Helm, Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford serve dinner to U.S., South Korean troops at Camp Bonifas.

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Legionnaire to Philippines: ‘Veterans Cannot Suspend Death’

Legionnaire to Philippines: ‘Veterans Cannot Suspend Death’

During his visit, National Commander Helm briefed on a a Filipino government agency's decision to suspend burials at the Clark Veterans Cemetery.

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Commander brings MIA issues to Vietnam, Laos

Commander brings MIA issues to Vietnam, Laos

National Commander Helm in Vietnam, Lao, "for the families" of those missing in action.

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In defense of veterans preference

The federal government does not give jobs to veterans who lack the training and skills to perform them.

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Commander to award fundraising pin

Commander to award fundraising pin

National Commander Mike Helm's "Stay On Course" fundraising pin will be awarded to individuals and posts, units, squadrons and chapters.

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Legion Commander responds to Washington Times article

Washington Times writer calls the Legion "unwelcoming" and that younger veterans are "bypassing the American Legion for service."

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Legion advocacy is VA’s best medicine

The Legion is dedicated to solving the problem and helping restore trust, two goals we believe can be attained.

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Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

Helm harkens back to Four Pillars

National commander challenges NECmen present at the first session of Fall Meetings to "stoke the fires" of posts in their local communities.

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Legion to Obama: Implore Mexican authorities to release Marine veteran

National commander calls on presiden to demand release of jailed U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi.

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Support Commander Helm’s fundraising goal of $4 million

Support Commander Helm’s fundraising goal of $4 million

Donations will go toward American Legion Charities to support veterans, military personnel, families and communities.

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Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

This week’s ISIS air strikes, and the continuing need for ground forces, illustrate that defense cuts and troop reductions are unwise in a time of war.

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Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Commander leads ceremony to recognize location of historic St. Louis Caucus that helped launch The American Legion in 1919.

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The Family Man

National Commander Mike Helm takes care of those next to him, at home and in the Legion.

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