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American Legion presents Employer of the Year awards

American Legion presents Employer of the Year awards

Veteran-friendly businesses and individuals recognized at the Legion’s 96th national convention

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Veterans give a 'competitve edge' to UPS

Veterans give a 'competitve edge' to UPS

UPS' vice president of U.S. Operations tells national convention that his company''s veteran employees are an investment paying dividends.

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Commander Helm's acceptance speech

Mike Helm's prepared remarks for his acceptance speech as national commander.

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National Commander Helm: Stay the course

National Commander Helm: Stay the course

Newly elected National Commander Mike Helm urges Legionnaires to live, honor the traditions and values established by Legion's founders.

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Home Depot dedicates $1 million for Legion grants

Home Depot dedicates $1 million for Legion grants

After hundreds of community service projects at posts over the last three years, foundation executive director announces plan to grow alliance even further.

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'There's a doughboy here today'

'There's a doughboy here today'

Chairman of national commission calls on Legion to help America honor those who served in World War I.

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Legion recognizes top journalists

Legion recognizes top journalists

Fourth Estate Award winners for print, broadcast and new media announced in Charlotte.

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Maryland firefighter honored by the Legion

Maryland firefighter honored by the Legion

Sara Shaffer recieved The American Legion's Firefighter of the Year Award during the national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Legion honors Pennsylvania law enforcement officer

Legion honors Pennsylvania law enforcement officer

Andrew Aninsman was recognized with the Legion's National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award during national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Legionnaire reunites with soldier he saved in Afghanistan

Legionnaire reunites with soldier he saved in Afghanistan

During an OCW donation to a North Carolina VA, Keith Melick and Roy Wilkins met for the first time in 10 years.

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Hire them, develop them, connect them

Hire them, develop them, connect them

USAA senior vice president offers a simple recipe to guide employers who want to hire veterans.

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Fifth Third Bank donates $10k to NEF

Fifth Third Bank donates $10k to NEF

Check for the Legion's National Emergency Fund was presented during the national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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‘Treasured items’ for vets in need

‘Treasured items’ for vets in need

Home Depot, The American Legion and Good360 team up to deliver personal care kits to Charlotte organization that helps homeless veterans.

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Legion, U.S. Chamber renew vows

Legion, U.S. Chamber renew vows

Hiring Our Heroes event in Charlotte one of many national convention activities aimed at helping military personnel shift into civilian careers.

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Hagan, Burr welcome Legion to North Carolina

Hagan, Burr welcome Legion to North Carolina

Both senators thank Legion for its service, pledge to help turnaround at Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Student veterans share transition experiences

Student veterans share transition experiences

Veterans, higher education and government officials collaborate at the Legion’s Education Syposium during national convention.

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Dellinger: VA still a system worth saving

Dellinger: VA still a system worth saving

During his report to the national convention, national commander says Legion is doing its part to restore faith in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Combat trauma surgeon given Legion’s top award

Combat trauma surgeon given Legion’s top award

Donald H. Jenkins receives Lergion's Distinguished Service Medal for innovations in treating combat injuries.

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Legion honors Oliver North with national PR award

Legion honors Oliver North with national PR award

TV host, author and Vietnam War veteran cited for publicizing "the sacrifices made by America’s heroes.”

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Obama to Legion: VA making progress, but work remains

Obama to Legion: VA making progress, but work remains

Addressing the 96th Annual National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., the president pledges to “do right” by veterans, their families.

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Five servicemembers given Spirit of Service award

Five servicemembers given Spirit of Service award

National Commander Dan Dellinger and Medal of Honor recipient Kyle White honor five individuals with award that recognizes community volunteerism.

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Obama to speak at Legion national convention

Obama to speak at Legion national convention

President to address nation's largest wartime veterans organization at its annual convention in Charlotte, N.C.; watch his address live at www.legiontv.org.

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Famed talk show host kicks off Opening Ceremonies

Famed talk show host kicks off Opening Ceremonies

Montel Williams, master of ceremonies at convention, praises Legion for efforts during VA scandals.

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Legion signs job-portal agreement with Military.com

Legion.org will soon feature Military.com's unique job-search database, tools and engine.

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Employment summit teaches attendees how to get hired

Employment summit teaches attendees how to get hired

About 70 veterans, servicemembers and spouses gathered for the Legion's Employment & Empowerment Summit to receive job-search advice from renowned veteran friendly employers.

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OCW donates $10k in items to North Carolina VA

OCW donates $10k in items to North Carolina VA

Legionanires delivered calling cards, gift cards and other comfort supplies during a surprise visit to veterans at Salisbury VA Medical Center.

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NASCAR legend Richard Petty receives Legion ‘Good Guy’ Award

NASCAR legend Richard Petty receives Legion ‘Good Guy’ Award

Racing icon honored during the national convention for his patriotism and service to the community.

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Montel Williams to host national convention opening

Montel Williams to host national convention opening

Veteran of both TV and military to speak on Charlotte stage on Tuesday.

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American Military Spouses Choir performs at convention

American Military Spouses Choir performs at convention

Military spouse vocalist group is in Charlotte, N.C., lending their voices to the event's Patriotic Memorial Service, Opening Ceremonies.

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A memorial tribute to the colors

A memorial tribute to the colors

National chaplain’s Patriotic Memorial Service message focuses on the American flag and all it means.

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