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National Commander Fang A. Wong

Vietnam Wall education center in works

The American Legion's legacy of 'unwavering support' for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington continues with backing for next phase of the monument.

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Youth program alums invited to join online

Online connections among alumni can foster a successful future for youth programs.

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New York post to honor Commander Wong

Legion staff will attend The American Legion Post 754 in New York City’s dinner reception for the Commander, who will address the importance of education and jobs for veterans.

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Legion birthday: a celebration of values

A sentence written during the Paris caucus in 1919 still captures the essence of the organization today.

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Wong, president meet in Oval Office

Wong, president meet in Oval Office

VA, DoD budgets, veterans employment among the issues discussed by national commander, President Obama.

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Legion in media spotlight over Stolen Valor Act

Legion in media spotlight over Stolen Valor Act

National Commander Fang A. Wong featured on the USA Today editorial page, Legion position given voice on National Public Radio.

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When to check your Legion cap at the door

The American Legion’s principles, however, have endured through the decades, sometimes political but never partisan.

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Afghanistanization: proceed with caution

An important lesson to remember from Vietnam as the United States hands Afghanistan responsibility for its own security.

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A thousand stories of troop support to tell

Passionate involvement with U.S. military personnel is embedded in The American Legion's culture.

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When given the opportunity to succeed

GI Bill allows veterans to pave their own road to recovery.

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A thousand stories of troop support to tell

Transition assistance and military support are among the most important values of the Legion. We need to tell those stories on every level.

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A land of opportunities

America is known as the land of the free, a land of opportunities.

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'A Commander for Everybody'

New York's Fang Wong assumes leadership of the Legion.

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Wong, Shinseki discuss VA improvements

Wong, Shinseki discuss VA improvements

Commander Fang A. Wong and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki discussed ways to improve VA claims backlog and student veterans success on campus.

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Wong to Congress: Address vet employment

Wong to Congress: Address vet employment

Jobless veterans and claims backlog were among topics for National Commander in his address to House and Senate members.

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What we've learned from 9/11

What we've learned from 9/11

Ten years after terrorist attacks, American Legion National Commander Fang Wong of New York considers the accomplishments and challenges of a new era

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Our most important call to action

All across the nation, the Legion makes a difference for military families and newly discharged veterans.

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Wong elected national commander

Wong elected national commander

New York Legionnaire will ‘serve with PRIDE' during 2011-2012.

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A symbol of hope, freedom and sacrifice

The American public believes the U.S. flag  deserves protection from physical desecration. It's time for Congress to follow those wishes.

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Court oversteps its bounds on DADT

Concerns over the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to allow open homosexuality in the military ranks.

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Legion youth program alums share bond

New alumni website allows past participants to network, share success stories.

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Normandy invasion remembered

Normandy invasion remembered

National Commander Jimmie Foster joins dignitaries from around the world at rededication ceremony in France for a historic World War II monument.

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Commander honors WWII liberators

Commander honors WWII liberators

Wreath-laying ceremonies and parades highlight second day of Normandy commemorations.

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Commander meets with D-Day vets

Commander meets with D-Day vets

Commemorative events fill weekend in Normandy.

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The Legion and VA: allies, not adversaries

The Legion is an advocate for veteran patients, not an adversary of the government.

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The sacred trust at Arlington Cemetery

News of mishandled remains at Arlington National Cemetery rocked the veteran community. A year later, Army overseers now appear committed in their effort to regain public trust. Those laid to rest in this hallowed ground deserve no less.

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Disabled military retirees deserve better

Legionnaires everywhere should ask their representatives to support two bills that will help end ‘disabled veterans tax.'

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A lifetime commitment to the Legion

Invest in the organization's principles and programs through a PUFL membership.

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Commander salutes last U.S. WWI veteran

Commander salutes last U.S. WWI veteran

Foster regards Frank Buckles as symbolic of the generation that gave birth to The American Legion.

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VA budget: Good, but could be better

While sacrifices in spending must be made, they shouldn't come at the expense of those who have already sacrificed.

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