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Richard M. Pedro – who passed away Jan. 10 – served as Department of New York adjutant for 29 years, but his national presence was commanding.
Helpful, fun Legion facts.
On Dec. 26, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to veterans who qualify.
Legionnaire refurbishes a luggage cart to carry fallen war heroes' remains when arriving home by plane.
In 2013, the Legion's TFA program disbursed more than $1 million in grants, assisting 2,080 minor children throughout the United States.
American Legion meetings with the Internal Revenue Service resulted in change to guidelines requiring posts to keep copies of members' DD-214s on file.
National records can neither confirm nor deny that this is the first time in history an American Legion department commander, Auxiliary department president and SAL detachment commander all from the same family served in those capacities at the same time. It is, at the very least, a rarity.
American Legion members interested in the discounted Paid Up For Life program can now easily join online: www.legion.org/join/pufl
Cliff Reynolds, a member of Post 547 in Monroeville, Ohio, was recently honored for his commitment to The American Legion for 70 continuous years.
Legionnaires can obtain discounted rates through American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.
Legion news: What you need to know
Two Montana Legionnaires experience the emotional impact of a deployment ceremony.
Legion staff working to make certain Legion programs serve as qualifying criteria for Boy Scouts of America merit badges.
In advance of the winter break, Congress worked to resolve some pending issues, including some important to veterans.
Ohio artist paints his second war mural, a rendition of ‘Reflections’ by artist Lee Teter.
The retired flag-drop box is placed in a high-traffic, secure location: the Brown County Court House.
Percentage dropped 8 percent from January 2012 to January 2013, 24 percent since 2010.
Department of New Mexico, Legion Riders, National Headquarters staff distribute $30,000 worth of gifts to VA medical center.
Arizona youth groups keep America beautiful by picking up trash and earning compensation for it.
The $500 budgeted for the winning submission will be applied to the National Emergency Fund.
Starting with the 2014 American Legion Baseball season, changes apply to courtesy runners, the designated hitter and re-entry rules.
National Commander's Message
On Nov. 21, President Barack Obama enacted Public Law 113-52, the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013.
Internal Affairs Division staff members have begun route planning and other preparations for the 2014 American Legion Legacy Run
Former doctors at facility testify on culture of negligence that has compromised patient safety at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center.
Through February 2014, LEAD training will be presented at 11 different departments.
More than 100 employers, veterans in attendance at Nov. 5 career fair at National Guard armory in Morristown.