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Humbled, but worthy

Humbled, but worthy

Former NFL standout and current Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page receives the James V. Day "Good Guy" Award.

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Upcoming speakers at Convention

Upcoming speakers at Convention

Over the next three days, many distinguished guests will address those attending The American Legion National Convention, including President Obama.

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A perfect day for a parade

A perfect day for a parade

Mother Nature provides ideal weather for the 2011 National Convention parade.

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Collaborating to end veteran homelessness

Collaborating to end veteran homelessness

Members of the Legion's Economic Commission become hopeful after touring two Minnesota facilities for homeless veterans.

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'God-empowered, America-strengthened'

'God-empowered, America-strengthened'

National Chaplain delivers powerful message during patriotic memorial service at national convention.

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VA announces its e-Benefits online tool

VA announces its e-Benefits online tool

The new online tool helps veterans, servicemembers, military families and caregivers to learn about and apply for VA benefits.

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Legionnaires welcome home R2R cyclists

Legionnaires welcome home R2R cyclists

Nearly 125 injured veterans were greeted by Legionnaires Saturday evening in Minneapolis after completing a five-day, 270-mile cycling journey.

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Bill may extend Agent Orange presumption

Bill may extend Agent Orange presumption

Congress to consider legislation that would increase list to include Blue Water Navy Vietnam vets.

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Partnership panning out

Partnership panning out

Legion, U.S. Chamber of Commerce job fair brings togethers more than 60 employers, 350 job seekers.

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Band of the Tonawandas claims title

Band of the Tonawandas claims title

New York-based group captures Natonal Convention Concert Band Contest.

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Outreach for veterans on campus

Outreach for veterans on campus

New VA initiative seeks make sure servicemembers transitioning into student life have a support system in place.

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Legionnaires watch 76 Freedom Car race

Legionnaires watch 76 Freedom Car race

American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car driver Jerick Johnson added to his top-10 finishes Saturday at Elko Speedway where stands were filled with Legionnaires.

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NCA: Arlington will be back

NCA: Arlington will be back

Head of National Cemetery Administration says while his agency doesn’t have oversight over Arlington National Cemetery, many former NCA employees are working to reverse the cemetery’s tarnished image.

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VA focusing on women veterans

VA focusing on women veterans

Departments’s under secretary for Health admits agency started out slowly but is working hard to catch up.

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Convention live streaming schedule

Convention live streaming schedule

The American Legion National Convention live streaming events begin today. See what highlights are coming up.

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Legionnaires meet 'Flying Vikings'

Legionnaires meet 'Flying Vikings'

American Legion National Security Commission members tour 133rd and 934th Airlift Wings in Minnesota.

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Three keys to ending vet homelessness

Three keys to ending vet homelessness

A Homeless Veterans Symposium during the Legion's National Convention focused on the most difficult challenges facing the veterans community today.

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Houston color guard comes up big

Houston color guard comes up big

Post 472 takes titles in two competitions of The American Legion National Convention Color Guard Contest in Minneapolis.

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Three milbloggers return to Convention

Three milbloggers return to Convention

Three popular sites target the nation's largest gathering of veterans and their families.

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Prayer for those traveling to Convention

Prayer for those traveling to Convention

Past National Chaplain Larry Vollink gives a prayer for all those traveling to The American Legion National Convention.

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Student veteran issues a Convention focus

Student veteran issues a Convention focus

The American Legion held a roundtable discussion Aug. 25 at the Hilton Minneapolis that focused upon issues affecting student veterans on college and university campuses.

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2011 National Convention App now available

2011 National Convention App now available

Available for iPhone/iPad, Android and BlackBerry, the app features maps, convention speakers, social media and breaking news.

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Legionnaires to see Freedom Car for free

Legionnaires to see Freedom Car for free

National convention attendees will have a chance to see Jerick Johnson race near downtown Minneapolis at no charge.

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Tickets remain for Minnesota Twins game

Tickets remain for Minnesota Twins game

National convention attendees have opportunity to purchase game tickets at discounted prices; National Commander Foster to throw out first pitch.

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Tickets remain for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band show

Tickets remain for Nitty Gritty Dirt Band show

Band will perform during the National Commander's Banquet Aug. 30 at the 2011 National Convention.

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Macy's to offer convention savings pass

Macy's to offer convention savings pass

Convention attendees showing their American Legion badge will receive a pass for 10 percent off purchases for three days.

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U.S. Soldier Show headed to convention

U.S. Soldier Show headed to convention

Free concert performed by Army personnel set for Aug. 29 in Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.

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Vikings, Twins offer specials for Legion

Vikings, Twins offer specials for Legion

National convention attendees have opportunity to purchase game tickets at discounted prices; National Commander Foster to throw out first pitch at baseball game.

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The war isn't over yet

The war isn't over yet

Foster tells the National Executive Committee that while the death of Osama bin Laden was a great victory, further military battles lie ahead.

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2011 National Convention on Facebook

2011 National Convention on Facebook

Page created to allow Legionnaires planning to attend and those living in area to interact, provide local tips leading up late August, then share convention experiences.

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