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Pride and purpose: 2009 National Convention

Legionnaires flock to Louisville to reflect on a year of accomplishment, plan for a year of growth.

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Hill elected new Legion commander

Hill elected new Legion commander

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain from Jacksonville, Fla., is The American Legion’s new national commander.

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Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain, was elected The American Legion’s new national commander Aug. 27 at the organization’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Clarence Hill's acceptance speech

Clarence Hill's acceptance speech

In his acceptance speech at the Louisville convention, newly elected Legion commander Clarence Hill advocated the use of more computer technology and social networking to reach veterans of all ages, from all wars.

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Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Gen. David H. Petraeus received The American Legion’s highest honor - the Distinguished Service Medal - at the 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

In Louisville, The American Legion recognized one member of each armed service for community service with its Spirit of Service Award.

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Perfect weather for convention parade

Perfect weather for convention parade

Sunday’s parade marched down Main Street in Louisville for more than two hours and featured representatives from all 55 American Legion departments.

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"33 Minutes" to be screened at National Convention

“33 Minutes” focuses on the need for a credible missile defense system to ensure our national security against such threats as North Korea and Iran.

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USA TODAY wins Legion journalism award

USA TODAY will receive The American Legion’s Fourth Estate Award during the Legion’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 27.

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