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This month serves as a time for reflection

Memorial Day, of course, is a time when the nation pauses to remember veterans who have died while serving and protecting America.

Doolittle Raiders give Congressional Medal to museum

Group's last two surviving members presented its Congressional Gold Medal to the National Museum of the United States Air Force on April 18.

Did you know?

The American Legion Department of California can claim the most National Oratorical contest champions – eight – since the program began in 1938.

Military construction, VA funding gets preliminary approval

On April 30, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill by a vote of 255-163.

Ask a service officer

Will I lose my guns, hunting license or carry permit if I receive VA mental health care?

The bond of service

Florida’s Post 392 provides camaraderie for all ages of veterans, active-duty military.

Artist paints old glory to thank veterans

Scott LoBaido is painting the American flag on the side of an American Legion or a 
VFW post in all 50 states.

Celebrating 96 years of Legion service, pride

Phenix City, Ala., Post 135's annual Legion birthday ball brings community together while helping tell the organization's story.

Department of Homeland Security funding finalized

Funding increased by $400 million compared to fiscal 2014.

Did You Know?

On April 2, the American Battle Monuments Commission is closing its Floral Fund program.

Monthly donation helps support America’s heroes

The Legion has launched a new national awareness campaign on television to raise funds that the organization will use to assist more veterans and their families.

Centennial Spotlight: Post 11 in Wagner, S.D.

Post 11 in Wagner, S.D.

New Jersey Legionnaires donate two buses to veterans home

Fundraising efforts by Bergen County posts results in purchase of two buses, money left over for a third.

Unknown plaque becomes a post attraction

Post receives bronze plaque inscribed with words that “denotes patriotism and a call for brotherhood” but has an unknown history.

Proud to be an American

The Department of Colorado recognizes individuals, schools and cities for patriotism.

My $4 million goal is within reach

With five months to go, we're on pace for goal of raising $4 million for American Legion and Auxiliary charities



Legion airs on the big screen

Four Pennsylvania posts sponsor a Legion membership recruitment ad that’s aired on eight movie screens.

1,700 black balloons soar for POW/MIAs

A 21-foot tall balloon releases the balloons to 'symbolize the souls of all POW/MIAs.'

Finalize entries for post history contest

Post historians who have spent the last membership year chronicling the activities of their post should start finalizing their entries for the first round of judging in the National Post History Contest.

A month of celebrating children and youth

April is Children & Youth Month and Legion family members are encouraged to promote awareness.

Michigan post displays 150 years of military history

Post 108 has 225 military uniforms and an array of other military artifacts.

‘A clean, wholesome sport’ for youth

Idaho junior rifle club prospers with only eight targets for 60 shooters.

2016 VA budget released

On Feb. 2, President Barack Obama released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2016 federal budget.

Help lawful immigrants prepare for citizenship

Legion's new guide helps Legionnaires assist immigrants preparing for citizenship.

Centennial spotlight: Post 287 in Missouri

Dick Munkres American Legion Post 287 in Savannah, Mo.

Did you know?

Donate your old car to the Legion's Car Donation Program.

Register for the 2015 Legacy Run

Also, watch Oratorical Contest finals live and visit the new "I am The American Legion" web page.

Legion gives hope to veterans

The Legion’s Veterans Benefits Center in Florida helped 175 veterans receive answers about VA benefits claims, financial assistance.

Legionnaires greet, comfort traveling servicemembers

Georgia Legionnaires greet active-duty military men and women at Atlanta airport.