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'Revolutionary party' follows convention parade

'Revolutionary party' follows convention parade

Founding Fathers Brewing Co. sponsors celebration that features support for Legion, Revolutionary War heroes and free beer.

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This time, weather cooperates for parade in Charlotte

This time, weather cooperates for parade in Charlotte

Twelve years after rain halted the last national convention parade in Charlotte, temps dropped into the 70s and spectators lined the streets.

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Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

A growing caseload and possible reduction in staffing could have an impact on the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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‘Change requires a burning platform’

‘Change requires a burning platform’

VA official says VA is figuratively on fire and that change is the ‘fire hose’ needed to put it out.

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Homeless veterans numbers continue to decline

Homeless veterans numbers continue to decline

With the goal to end veterans homelessness by 2015, Homeless Veterans Roundtable panelists at national convention discuss successes to date.

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VA faces ‘huge crisis of confidence’

VA faces ‘huge crisis of confidence’

The department’s interim under secretary for health speaks frankly to Legionnaires.

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Bridging the military to civilian gap

Bridging the military to civilian gap

Veterans Employment & Education Commission meeting at national convention featured a panel that examined challenges transitioning servicemembers encounter and how Legionnaires can help.

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'Honoring a sacrifice'

'Honoring a sacrifice'

DoD's director of the Personnel Accounting Consolidation Task Force tells Legion her department is taking very seriously its efforts to revamp U.S. accounting of its missing war dead.

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Debuts, memorials at color guard contest

Debuts, memorials at color guard contest

Seven groups compete in three categories.

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Legionnaires briefed on VA reform law

Legionnaires briefed on VA reform law

Staff from House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees explained details of the law's impact on the VA and veterans.

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Legion family beautifies youth community center

Legion family beautifies youth community center

Legion and Rebuilding Together spruce up the exterior and interior of the Pine Valley Community Center in Charlotte, N.C.

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Program training available during national convention

Program training available during national convention

American Legion staff will provide subject matter training Aug. 23 and 25 in the Charlotte Convention Center.

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Pistol celebrates Legion's centennial

Pistol celebrates Legion's centennial

Two separate pistols for departments and Legionnaires will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 22 at national convention and by phone.

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National convention events to be streamed live

National convention events to be streamed live

Watch the color guard competition, memorial service and more events from the convention in Charlotte, N.C., on legiontv.org.

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Help assemble care packages for homeless vets

During the national convention in Charlotte, N.C., the Legion and Good360 will have a booth set up to allow convention goers to help assemble care packages for homeless veterans.

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Volunteers sought for convention community service project

Volunteers sought for convention community service project

The American Legion and Rebuilding Together will team up to help spruce up the Pine Valley Community Center in Charlotte, N.C.

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Founding Fathers Brewing Co. to sponsor party in Charlotte

Founding Fathers Brewing Co. to sponsor party in Charlotte

The party is Aug. 24 from 5-8 p.m.

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Register now for 100th Anniversary Workshop

Register now for 100th Anniversary Workshop

The free workshop is Aug. 25 during the 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Dellinger to throw out 1st pitch in Charlotte

Dellinger to throw out 1st pitch in Charlotte

National Commander Dellinger to throw out first pitch during Charlotte Knight's game Aug. 22 during the national convention; deadline to buy discounted tickets July 22.

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Multiple tours to be offered during national convention

Multiple tours to be offered during national convention

Tours include Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Billy Graham Library and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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National convention band contest canceled

National convention band contest canceled

The contest is canceled due to lack of interest.

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Commander assigns membership homework

Commander assigns membership homework

American Legion National Executive Committeemen tasked with renewing four members from their departments by tomorrow morning.

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Discount airfare available for 2014 Legion meetings

Discount airfare available for 2014 Legion meetings

Legionnaires can obtain discounted rates through American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

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View resolutions from Fall Meetings

View resolutions from Fall Meetings

The 32 resolutions passed by NEC include changes to Legion awards, PUFL program and more.

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Centennial Celebration website gains popularity

Centennial Celebration website gains popularity

Department commanders and adjutants, National Executive Committee briefed on continuing plans toward Legion’s 100th anniversary in 2019.

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NECmen agree, Legion’s work not done

NECmen agree, Legion’s work not done

The government shutdown may be over, but attendees at the 2013 Fall Meetings still plan on holding Washington’s feet to the fire.

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Fall NEC meetings video available

Fall NEC meetings video available

Watch the 2013 Fall Meetings of The American Legion National Executive Committee legiontv.org.

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Commander to NEC: ‘Politics has replaced patriotism’

Commander to NEC: ‘Politics has replaced patriotism’

National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger says Legion has responsibility to draw attention to impact government shutdown has on veterans.

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Legion approves 35 resolutions

Legion approves 35 resolutions

The American Legion National Executive Committee approved the resolutions during the 95th National Convention in Houston.

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Commander Dellinger’s acceptance speech

Prepared remarks from the national commander, who became leader of The American Legion at the 95th National Convention.

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