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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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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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Obama: Veterans benefits won't be slashed

Obama: Veterans benefits won't be slashed

President tells national convention that the budget won't be balanced ‘on the backs of our veterans.'

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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