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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Legion makes good on Foster's motto

Legion makes good on Foster's motto

National commander praises organization for ‘serving America's veterans every day.'

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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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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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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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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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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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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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'God-empowered, America-strengthened'

'God-empowered, America-strengthened'

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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