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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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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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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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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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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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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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Future JPAC efforts hinge on funding

Future JPAC efforts hinge on funding

Jack Kull of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office briefs Legionnaires on current efforts to bring home the remains of America's fallen warriors from overseas.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Edwards receives top Legion honor

Edwards receives top Legion honor

Former House Democrat receives the Distinguished Service Medal for support of veterans, Legion priorities.

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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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