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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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Convention exhibit hall space available

Convention exhibit hall space available

In 2010, 102 independent exhibitors filled up the exhibit hall in Milwaukee, representing a variety of businesses and agencies.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band set for convention

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band set for convention

Country-folk-rock group will perform during the National Commander’s Banquet on Aug. 30.

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Band, color guard registration ongoing

Band, color guard registration ongoing

Forms for both national convention contests are available online and must be received by July 22.

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Live coverage of Washington Conference

Live coverage of Washington Conference

Commander’s Call, PR Award winner’s ceremony kick off year of live webcasts on legion.org

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Washington Conference set for March 17-23

Washington Conference set for March 17-23

National Commander Foster, VA secretary among speakers scheduled for annual event.

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All About You

Hill tips the red cap to those who make the Legion a force for our nation.

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Legion taking lead on TBI, PTS

Legion taking lead on TBI, PTS

Ad-hoc committee formed during Fall Meetings will investigate current treatments and alternative ways to treat ‘signature wound.’

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Fall Meetings coming to Indy

Fall Meetings coming to Indy

Commission and committee members, along with the National Executive Committee, will converge on Indianapolis for a busy five days.

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Montagnards honor Legion for support

Montagnards honor Legion for support

Legion receives Freedom Fighter Award before passing resolution to protect indigenous Vietnam War allies.

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Patriot Award honors three recipients

Patriot Award honors three recipients

A National Guardsman who went beyond the call of duty and two NYC street vendors who helped expose the ‘Times Square Bomb' receive the prestigious award.

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Boy Scouts given highest Legion honor

Boy Scouts given highest Legion honor

The Boy Scouts of America join Henry Ford, Douglas MacArthur and Bob Hope as recipients of The American Legion's Distinguished Service Medal.

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Armed forces honored for volunteerism

Armed forces honored for volunteerism

The Spirit of Service award was given to representatives from the five armed services during The American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee.

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A truly 'good guy'

A truly 'good guy'

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig presented the Legion's James V. Day "Good Guy " Award.

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Help needed to bring home U.S missing

Help needed to bring home U.S missing

POW/MIA detectives appeal for donation of DNA samples from military families.

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Free concert benefited Legacy Scholarship

Free concert benefited Legacy Scholarship

Michael Peterson and 4TROOPS perform in front of 2,000 convention attendees and Milwaukee locals to raise money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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