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Kansas City concert band puts on a show

Kansas City concert band puts on a show

Lack of competition no barrier to excellence for group making 63rd consecutive championship appearance.

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Weather holds off for convention parade

Weather holds off for convention parade

Temperatures dip down into high 80s, rains hold off long enough to keep parade participants, spectators dry.

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Gospel star says 'thank you' through song

Gospel star says 'thank you' through song

BeBe Winans and Margaret Bell help Legionnaires honor military sacrifice at convention's Patriotic Memorial Service.

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Home Depot stepping up to end veterans homelessness

Home Depot stepping up to end veterans homelessness

Company’s foundation has pledged $80 million over five years to eradicate homelessness among the nation’s veterans.

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'What keeps me up at night'

'What keeps me up at night'

Heritage Foundation national security expert warns of "fourth hollow force" since World War II.

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Legion briefed on veteran treatment programs

Legion briefed on veteran treatment programs

The Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission was briefed on veterans' suicide, veterans treatment courts and the Veterans Justice Outreach Program.

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VA: Legion big reason for decrease in backlog

VA: Legion big reason for decrease in backlog

Department of Veterans Affairs’ under secretary for benefits tells national convention delegates that Legion’s work with fully developed claims a big reason for success.

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Civilian credentialing: A Legion concern

Civilian credentialing: A Legion concern

Licensing and credentialing advocates met at national convention to report progress in their campaign and to discuss ways to overcome remaining obstacles to universal success.

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Post 472 repeats color guard title

Post 472 repeats color guard title

Houston-based group wins with some love from their "cheering section."

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A well-deserved makeover

A well-deserved makeover

Legion family volunteers, Rebuilding Together and Sears team up to renovate homeless veterans center in Houston.

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Sallie Mae on veteran hiring campaign

Sallie Mae on veteran hiring campaign

Sallie Mae will be at the Legion’s national convention in Houston to learn, teach and recruit.

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Roundtables to explore education, credentialing

Roundtables to explore education, credentialing

Education Roundtable and Credentialing Roundtable figure to make further progress on both issues at national convention.

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Law officer, firefighter to be honored by Legion

Law officer, firefighter to be honored by Legion

A deputy sheriff from North Carolina and a deputy fire chief from Pennsylvania will be recognized at this year’s national convention.

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Coca-Cola adding veterans to workforce

Coca-Cola adding veterans to workforce

Soft drink giant will have a booth at the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair during national convention in Houston.

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UPS delivering jobs to veterans

UPS delivering jobs to veterans

The global company will be providing hiring expertise during a veterans empowerment workshop at the Legion's national convention in Houston.

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Walmart to bring hiring goal to convention

Walmart to bring hiring goal to convention

Retail supergiant plans to make progress on its commitment to hire 100,000 veterans at Legion national convention hiring fair.

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New war movie will debut at convention

New war movie will debut at convention

‘Approaching Midnight’ is a film about a young veteran returning from war; Michigan Post 216 played an important role.

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National convention app now available

National convention app now available

Mobile app includes agendas, meeting schedules, guest speaker info and entertainment options for 2103 National Convention in Houston.

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Vice President Biden to address Legion convention in Houston

Vice President Biden to address Legion convention in Houston

Other guest speakers include Theodore Roosevelt IV, VA Secretary Shinseki, former POW Michael Durant and members of Congress.

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Watch the national convention live

Watch the national convention live

Several events, including gavel-to-gavel floor coverage, to be streamed live on legion.org.

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Legion, Sears, Rebuilding Together teaming up

Legion, Sears, Rebuilding Together teaming up

Legion will join with Sears, Rebuilding Together to revitalize homeless veterans facility in Houston during national convention.

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‘Your nightmare’s over. You’re free.’

‘Your nightmare’s over. You’re free.’

Rita Cosby, who will serve as national convention master of ceremonies, talks about her father’s history as a World War II POW.

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BeBe Winans to perform in Houston

BeBe Winans to perform in Houston

The legendary singer will perform at the 95th National Convention during opening ceremonies and the patriotic memorial service.

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Register now for Legion career events

Register now for Legion career events

Job fair, workshop for women veterans and transition advice from top U.S. companies offered free of charge at national convention in Houston.

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Many posts willing to host convention activities

Many posts willing to host convention activities

At least 12 Legion posts within 17 miles of Houston are available to host events during the 2013 National Convention.

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Several RV parks close to Houston area

Several RV parks close to Houston area

Convention goers wanting to travel by recreational vehicle have plenty of options for 2013 National Convention.

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Media workshop focuses on membership

Media workshop focuses on membership

During the 95th National Convention in Houston, webmasters, editors invited to share best practices in a fast-changing world of media.

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Info on 2013 national convention available

Info on 2013 national convention available

Department-by-department hotel listing, shuttle schedule and contest applications among national convention information available at legion.org

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Legion Family Night taking place at Astros game

Legion Family Night taking place at Astros game

Discounted tickets for Legion family members available for game at Minute Maid Park, where National Commander James Koutz will throw out the first pitch.

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Airfare discounts available for convention travel

Airfare discounts available for convention travel

Delta, American and United are offering discounted airfare for Legionnaires traveling to the national convention in Houston.

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