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Boys State, Boys Nation transform lives

The program often described as “a week that shapes a lifetime” has had a remarkable influence on this country.

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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 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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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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Senior NATO official warns of escalating threats

Senior NATO official warns of escalating threats

Army general meets Legion delegation, urges support as defense cuts are causing issues with troop readiness amid concerns in Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

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Legion-adopted graves revive tradition at Flanders Field

Legion-adopted graves revive tradition at Flanders Field

Commander and national president lay wreaths, learn how Belgian post is honoring the fallen of World War I.

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Tears for the fallen of World War II

Tears for the fallen of World War II

Battle of the Bulge heroes remembered by American Legion Family group in ceremonies at Luxembourg and Bastogne.

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Commander Helm sends message of sympathy to Vice President Biden

Commander Helm sends message of sympathy to Vice President Biden

Vice president's son, an Iraq War veteran and Bronze Star recipient, passes away after battle with cancer.

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A year of hands-on help for veterans

VA was experiencing a systemic failure in facilities across the country.

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National commander's fundraising goal easily met

National commander's fundraising goal easily met

Donations during the annual Spring Meetings bring donation totals above National Commander Helm's goal of $4 million.

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'Veterans cannot suspend death'

As Memorial Day approaches, I take great pride in one of The American Legion’s more recent victories, which restored the burial of veterans in one of our nation’s overseas cemeteries.

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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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