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Tentative parade order determined

Tentative parade order determined

Legion Riders will kick off 2012 National Convention parade; Philippines, Florida will lead foreign, domestic department contingents.

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National convention parade route set

National convention parade route set

Party hosted by Department of Indiana and featuring live music will take place during, after annual parade.

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Rent scooters during national convention

Rent scooters during national convention

The GoGo 3-Wheel scooter will allow national convention attendees to move around more freely.

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Aug. 24 is American Legion Family Night

Aug. 24 is American Legion Family Night

National Commander Fang Wong will throw out first pitch at Indianapolis Indians baseball game during national convention festivities.

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Tours available during national convention

Tours available during national convention

Walking tours of Indiana war memorials, motor coach tour of Indianapolis Motor Speedway among available outings.

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Color guard contest moved to Friday

Color guard contest moved to Friday

Date of annual national convention event moved to Aug. 24 allow for more spectators to attend.

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New convention Facebook page launched

New convention Facebook page launched

Page designed to create interaction among Legion family members about the national convention, as well as provide updates on 2012 National Convention in Indianapolis.

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Get discount tickets to NBA game

Get discount tickets to NBA game

Washington Conference attendees have opportunity to purchase reduced-price tickets for two Washington Wizards games in February.

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Criteria in place for hosting convention

Criteria in place for hosting convention

Cities wanting to host an American Legion national convention must go through a bid process.

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National convention resources available

National convention resources available

The 2012 National Convention in Indianapolis is a little more than nine months away. A resources list has started and will continue to grow as the event approaches.

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Posts available to host convention events

Posts available to host convention events

Several Indianapolis-area American Legion posts already have offered to open their doors for 2012 National Convention events.

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The commander's capitol investment

The commander's capitol investment

At Fall Meetings in Indianapolis, American Legion leader shares insights after intensive schedule of meetings earlier with members of Congress

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Now is not the time to cut national defense

Now is not the time to cut national defense

Prior to passage of Resolution No. 1, PNC Spanogle, National Commander Wong make impassioned pleas to keep defense budget intact.

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Geiger's vision now etched in stone

Geiger's vision now etched in stone

John H. Geiger Operations Center dedicated today in Indianapolis.

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Legion leadership to gather in Indy

Legion leadership to gather in Indy

National Executive Committeeman, commission members, and department adjutants and commanders heading to Indianapolis for 2011 Fall Meetings.

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Advocates of veteran employment honored

Advocates of veteran employment honored

The American Legion presented its annual honors to selected employers of veterans, as well as individuals, who aid veterans seeking jobs.

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Reagan, Thatcher teamwork focus of speech

Reagan, Thatcher teamwork focus of speech

Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann tells veterans that U.S. can, as Reagan did, resume its place as the ‘free world's leader.'

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Fourth Estate awards presented

Fourth Estate awards presented

Number of awards expanded from one to three, to reflect rise of online journalism.

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Legionnaires awarded for service, support

Legionnaires awarded for service, support

Secretary of State provides videotaped address while multiple awards were given to honorable Legionnaires and distinguished guests.

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Walmart CEO: 'Renewal is about jobs'

Walmart CEO: 'Renewal is about jobs'

Navy veteran Bill Simon says retail giant is adding stores, jobs and opportunities for those who have served in uniform.

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U.S. Chamber campaigns to employ vets

U.S. Chamber campaigns to employ vets

Kevin Schmiegel, vice president of Veterans' Employment Programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, shared three components in the organization's concerted campaign to employ military veterans.

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Pelosi: Veterans benefits not on the table

Pelosi: Veterans benefits not on the table

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told convention delegates that the interests of veterans will be protected during the budget crisis.

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Miller aims to protect veterans benefits

Miller aims to protect veterans benefits

U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller told Convention delegates that the military and those who once served in it shouldn't be on the chopping block when it comes to budget cutbacks.

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VA takes aim at jobs, transition help

VA takes aim at jobs, transition help

Secretary Shinseki amplifies Obama's message that veterans can help drive the nation's economic recovery.

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A role model for strong leadership

A role model for strong leadership

During his speech today in Minneapolis, Congressman Tim Walz praised the Legion for being ‘a model for how this nation can function.'

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Legion awards Firefighter of Year

Legion awards Firefighter of Year

Captain Brian Michel, a volunteer fireman from Pike County, Ga., was honored with The American Legion's Firefighter of the Year award.

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Law Officer of Year from N.C.

Law Officer of Year from N.C.

Scott Womack, a crime-prevention officer from the Raleigh, N.C., Police Department, was named The American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

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Legionnaires bring cheer to VA patients

Legionnaires bring cheer to VA patients

On Aug. 29, Legionnaires from the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Commission paid a visit to recovering troops at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

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Legacy Run breaks donation goal

Legacy Run breaks donation goal

The American Legion Legacy Run broke its 2011 donation goal by almost $200,000.

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Patriot Award winner beats adversity

Patriot Award winner beats adversity

Col. Greg Gadson's service to his fellow soldiers didn't stop after an IED took his legs.

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