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Commander: Stay the course

2014-2015 American Legion National Commander Mike Helm shares his goals and vision for the Legion.

Support American Legion Charities

My project for the year will be supporting American Legion Charities.

$1 million raised for children of fallen heroes

The five-day 2014 Legacy Ride raised more than $435,000 for the scholarship; more donations poured in during national convention.

Centennial spotlight: Post 14 in Delaware

The post had the first American Legion ambulance service in the world.

Share your story of support for post-9/11 veterans

New Jersey wins the 2014 World Series and more.

Did you know this happened during national convention?

Donations pour in during national convention.

Jerry Hedrick will always be remembered

Longtime Legionnaire Jerry Hedrick is remembered as a man with a big heart and a love for his family, country and The American Legion.

Signs at rest areas honor Nebraska veterans

The signs honor veterans at each of the 21 rest areas along Interstate 80.

Pistol celebrates Legion's centennial

Two separate pistols for departments and Legionnaires will be available for purchase beginning Aug. 22.

12 departments achieve 100 percent reporting

Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Legionnaire personally funds memberships

Bob Greene from Post 6 in North Dakota will award up to 50 servicemembers with a free Legion membership.

An Americanism summer

Hundreds of youth participate in Boys Nation, Shooting Sports and Legion World Series.

Centennial spotlight: Post 25 in New Hampshire

The drum corps of the Claude J. Brewster Post 25 in Newport, N.H.

Show your appreciation with customized certificates

Purchase the Certificate Maker CD online for $9.95

Membership gives us a seat before Congress

A message from National Commander Dan Dellinger

Flags over Fort Adams

Brand-new U.S. flags now fly proudly above the ramparts of the largest fort ever built in America, the result of an initiative by The American Legion Department of Rhode Island.

New York Auxiliary raises $72,199 for OCW

Past New York Auxiliary President Barbara Corker promoted Operation Comfort Warriors as her fundraising program.

Legion honors Gold Star son

Myles Eckert found a $20 bill and gave it to a servicemember with a note about paying it forward.

Legionnaires awarded for recruiting 9,200 new members

The elite Gold Brigade Award for recruiting 50 or more new members was awarded to 106 Legionnaires; 54 Legionnaires received the Silver Brigade Award for recruiting 25-49 new members.

Four Legionnaires are Race to the Top winners

Winners receive an all-expense paid trip to National Convention.

A retreat for military families

Post 543 in North Carolina hosts a golf tournament to help Operation At Ease provide Fort Bragg military families a complimentary weekend getaway.

Painting supports Vietnam veterans

Painting raises money to support a "Welcome Home" Veterans Day ceremony.

Legionnaire recognized for employing service-disabled veterans

U.S. Army veteran Mark Steiner of Orangevale, Calif., was recently awarded the 2013 John K. Lopez Award for Business Excellence.

Did you know?

105-year-old veteran joins the Legion

Shooting Sports finalists head to Colorado


NEF: Let's hit $1 million

NEF donations stand at less than $425,000. Let's hit the $1 million goal.

Centennial Celebration Spotlight: Arizona Post 30

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House, Senate approve VA reform bills

News on Capitol Hill

Legion crisis centers help 1,800 veterans

The American Legion has hosted town hall meetings and veterans crisis centers to assist veterans with delays in accessing health care.

Membership: Eagle Incentive winners

The Commander Dellinger Eagle Award was awarded to the top department in each Big Twelve category showing the largest percentage of membership growth.