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Remember the date

Remember the date

In his report to the national convention, National Commander Fang A. Wong urges Legionnaires to head to the polls Nov. 6.

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Fourth Estate Awards presented

Fourth Estate Awards presented

Awards presented for excellence in print, broadcast and new media reporting.

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Romney pledges to keep America safe

Romney pledges to keep America safe

Republican presidential candidate tells American Legion National Convention that military, veterans are priorities.

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Boy Scouts can help reclaim American youth

Boy Scouts can help reclaim American youth

The Boy Scouts of America offer an attractive option to a less healthy generation of youth who face a shorter life span.

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Reckless cuts will come with a price

Reckless cuts will come with a price

While the defense budget does need to make sacrifices, USAA president, CEO urges care when trimming dollars.

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Oil crucial to security and economic health

Oil crucial to security and economic health

Leading oil executive makes an election year case for the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Firefighter of the Year Award

Firefighter of the Year Award

Lt. Tom Christensen of Illinois received the honor for his public service and heroism.

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Fifth Third donates $10,000 to OCW

Fifth Third donates $10,000 to OCW

Bank presents donation to Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors fund.

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Paul Doucette from Bennington, Vt., received the award for his distinguished public service career.

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Legion honors Vietnam veterans

Legion honors Vietnam veterans

Thousands of presidential proclamations thanking Vietnam veterans for their service distributed during national convention.

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Spirit of Service recipients honored

Spirit of Service recipients honored

Legion highlights one member of each of the five military branches during national convention.

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Maintaining a sacred trust

Maintaining a sacred trust

In a video address, President Obama says caring for the nation's veterans has been, and will remain, a priority.

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'Mankind's best hope for the future'

'Mankind's best hope for the future'

Defense secretary's top advisor tells Legion that failure is neither possible nor an option in the war on terror.

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Legionnaire receives rare honor

Legionnaire receives rare honor

Longtime Department of New York Adjutant Richard M. Pedro elected American Legion past national commander.

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Shinseki: Top priority caring for veterans

Shinseki: Top priority caring for veterans

VA secretary tackles current issue, department's future during address to national convention.

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Mayaguez veterans honored by Legion

Mayaguez veterans honored by Legion

Koh Tang Beach Club president describes horrific battle, lost brothers and the PTSD he suffered until he reconnected with his comrades.

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Lugar receives Legion’s highest award

Lugar receives Legion’s highest award

Senator awarded The American Legion Distinguished Service Medal during organization's national convention in Indianapolis.

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National security demands deliberation

National security demands deliberation

Speakers at Legion symposium agree: Rushes to judgment on war making and defense spending threaten the nation.

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OCW delivers gifts to wounded warriors

OCW delivers gifts to wounded warriors

The Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors program provided gifts to patients at Roudebush VA Medical Center.

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An 'icon' on many levels

An 'icon' on many levels

Indianapolis Indians CEO Max Schumacher honored with Legion's Good Guy Award.

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Mother Nature spares the Legion again

Mother Nature spares the Legion again

After a stretch of 90-degree days, temps dip for 94th National Convention parade.

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An up-close look at Muscatatuck

An up-close look at Muscatatuck

Members from the National Security & Foreign Relations Commission tour the state-of-the-art urban training facility.

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For God and Country

For God and Country

National chaplain reflects on The American Legion's motto and a World War II prayer book that borrowed its language and spirit.

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VA transforms health care for women vets

VA transforms health care for women vets

Health initiative for women veterans makes real progress at VA medical centers. 

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Perfect attendance

Perfect attendance

The national convention page gets under way at 4 p.m. today. One Iowa post has been represented at every national convention parade – and has the mementos to prove it.

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Licensing and credentialing – progress and speed bumps

Licensing and credentialing – progress and speed bumps

Legionnaires asked to mobilize at state level to help streamline military-to-civilian licensing.

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Million Vets Program needs more vets

Million Vets Program needs more vets

VA has signed up 80,000 veterans but needs 920,000 more by 2019.

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Band contest crowns repeat winner

Band contest crowns repeat winner

83-year-old New York state Legion ensemble that has performed at Carnegie Hall again received the highest scores.

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Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

Updates on VA's Electronic Health Record

The VA updated the Legion on its progress with creating its Electronic Health Record and improving its appointment scheduling.

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Texas color guard repeats titles

Texas color guard repeats titles

2012 national contest features an increase in both participation and attendance.

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