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'A model of strength and resilience'

'A model of strength and resilience'

President Obama presents retired U.S. Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter with the Medal of Honor.

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Air Force Museum breaks ground on major expansion

Air Force Museum breaks ground on major expansion

The $35.4 million building will house aircraft from the museum’s Presidential, Research and Developmentand Global Reach collection, as well as a new and expanded Space Gallery.

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Seventy years after D-Day

Seventy years after D-Day

Omaha Beach veteran, a new Legionnaire, remembers the day that changed his life, and the world, forever.

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Obama, Hollande remember

Obama, Hollande remember

Presidents of America and France pay tribute to those who fought for freedom in Normandy.

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A father and son reunion

A father and son reunion

Seventy years after his father and uncle fought and died in Normandy, Legionnaire pays his respects.

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Normandy invaded again

Normandy invaded again

National commander, Auxiliary president join thousands for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Navajo Code Talker dies at 93

Navajo Code Talker dies at 93

Chester Nez was the last surviving member of the original 29 code talkers.

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‘I went through it in real life’

‘I went through it in real life’

Lone survivor Marcus Luttrell talks about the hit movie he calls a tribute to his SEAL teammates.

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A visit to Normandy

A visit to Normandy

Like many Americans, I had always wanted to visit the beaches of Normandy to pay my respects to the brave soldiers and sailors who invaded France to liberate Europe from the Nazi regime.

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A concert tour to remember

A concert tour to remember

Michigan concert band affiliated with Legion post will mark 70th anniversary of D-Day with European tour.

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Kansas post honors two war heroes

Kansas post honors two war heroes

Legionnaires and others honor last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers during Memorial Day events.

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Gold Star family honored by Virginia post

Gold Star family honored by Virginia post

Family members of Sgt. Gene L. Lamie spent Memorial Day Weekend with Legionnaires.

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The meaning of Memorial Day

The meaning of Memorial Day

Remembrance was on the minds of those attending ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and elsewhere.

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Three fallen heroes' names remembered

Three fallen heroes' names remembered

An American Legion Rider carries the names of two Vietnam and one Iraq servicemember killed in action on his Run for The Wall.

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Colorado Freedom Memorial honors state's war dead

Colorado Freedom Memorial honors state's war dead

Radio show host and Air Force veteran Rick Crandall broadcasted his Memorial Day show in 2000 from the Normandy Cemetery at Omaha Beach to honor the fallen at the site.

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The 'Eyes of Freedom'

The 'Eyes of Freedom'

Traveling memorial of eight paintings honors 23 fallen men from Lima Company.

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Arlington cemetery hosting special events

Arlington cemetery hosting special events

The national cemetery is commemorating its 150th anniversary with lectures, wreath-laying ceremonies and special tours.

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Legion post feeds Honor Bus veterans

Legion post feeds Honor Bus veterans

World War II and Korean War veterans were treated to a luncheon at Post 8 en route to visiting memorials dedicated in their honor.

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Legion lends support to Polar Bear heroes

Legion lends support to Polar Bear heroes

The American Legion passes a resolution to add the Michigan monument, honoring a group of World War I veterans,to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Sixty Years of Freedom

On the eve of their last official gathering, Korean War ex-POWs reflect on their time in captivity – and the lives they built at home.

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Last Rites

As demand at national veterans cemeteries soars, VA scrambles to add burial space – and one community takes matters into its own hands.

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Vote for America's most beloved veterans

Vote for America's most beloved veterans

Choose from a list of 100 candidates, or write in a name.

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Wounded Vietnam veteran steps into painting that hung over his bed

Wounded Vietnam veteran steps into painting that hung over his bed

Army veteran Johnny Brooks was drafted only three weeks after his 20th birthday, three weeks after marrying his high school sweetheart, Flora.

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Renowned actor, veteran and Legionnaire remembered

Renowned actor, veteran and Legionnaire remembered

Mickey Rooney passed away Sunday in his Los Angeles home at the age of 93.

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MoH society bestows its highest civilian honor

MoH society bestows its highest civilian honor

Three Americans recognized by Congressional Medal of Honor Society for their selfless, heroic acts in assisting others.

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Doughboy statue symbolizes ‘victory over defeat’

Doughboy statue symbolizes ‘victory over defeat’

After being broken into pieces from a tornado, the World War I statue was restored and rededicated.

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A tribute on wheels

A tribute on wheels

Veterans and their families see the People’s Race Car as a way to celebrate service.

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Three citizens awarded for acts of heroism

Three citizens awarded for acts of heroism

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society will recognize the Citizen Service Before Self Honors recipients on March 25 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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'Justice' prevails for 24 Medal of Honor recipients

'Justice' prevails for 24 Medal of Honor recipients

National Commander Daniel Dellinger among spectators as President Obama presents Medals of Honor to 24 World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans.

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Legion post helps Korean War vet receive honor for valor

Legion post helps Korean War vet receive honor for valor

The medal was more than 60 years overdue when the Legion took the project on.

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