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The music of military service

Operation Encore blends the songwriting and playing talents of men and women who know the deeper meanings of service.

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First Blood

Competition, controlledfears and a desperate craving for a shootdown put Eddie Rickenbacker on a path to become America’s “ace of aces.”

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The battle remembered

Seventy years after the cold, snowy, bloody fight that led to victory in World War II, Bulge veterans continue to find each other.

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Legion family big part of Wreaths Across America Day

Legion family big part of Wreaths Across America Day

On Dec. 13, Americans across the country placed wreaths on graves of fallen veterans during Wreaths Across America Day. The event commemorated the selfless service of troops from all generations.

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‘Infamy’

‘Infamy’

73 years later, it’s the heroes of Pearl Harbor that are remembered.

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Dissension from within

Dissension from within

Hitler and Tojo had little concern about uprisings from the masses, even though their militaries suffered devastating defeats in 1944.

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Pearl Harbor: What it meant, why we remember

Pearl Harbor: What it meant, why we remember

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed the U.S. Pacific Fleet, or so many Americans believe.

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'Vicious, terrible battles... forgotten now'

'Vicious, terrible battles... forgotten now'

  Top historians offer insights about conflicts worldwide in 1944 that led to the end of the Axis.

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'Tens of thousands of connected parts'

'Tens of thousands of connected parts'

Scholars explore, reexamine and offer fresh interpretations about the deadly invasion that led to Allied victory in World War II.

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What Louie Zamperini meant to Angelina Jolie

The American Legion Magazine interviewed Jolie via email about meeting her hero, Louie Zamperini.

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The Man who was Unbroken

Louis Zamperini was many things in his lifetime, not the least of which was inspirational.

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Valor was everywhere

Ryan Pitts distinguished himself on the battlefield and in the heart of a young boy fighting for his life.

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Legionnaire to Philippines: ‘Veterans Cannot Suspend Death’

Legionnaire to Philippines: ‘Veterans Cannot Suspend Death’

During his visit, National Commander Helm briefed on a a Filipino government agency's decision to suspend burials at the Clark Veterans Cemetery.

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Nation's capital, Legionnaires observe Veterans Day

Nation's capital, Legionnaires observe Veterans Day

On Nov. 11, the nation paused to honor its veterans. Like many other U.S. cities, Washington, D.C. was home to several events and festivites commemorating the sacrifce of past and present generations.

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Legion salutes former Illinois lawmaker

Legion salutes former Illinois lawmaker

Lane Evans, who fought for Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, is remembered by Legion as an ally in Congress.

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America's Most Beloved Veterans

As voted by American Legion media audience members

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Disabled veterans honored by memorial in D.C.

Disabled veterans honored by memorial in D.C.

Nation's first memorial dedicated to disabled servicemen and women allows tells the stories of their journeys and sacrifices.

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Heroes Welcome

Through the Citizen Honors program, Medal of Honor recipients recognize the extraordinary deeds of ordinary Americans.

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'Long May It Wave'

The American Legion has long championed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which outlasted other contenders to become our national anthem.

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Memorial gives overdue recognition to nation's disabled vets

Memorial gives overdue recognition to nation's disabled vets

Legion a long-time supporter of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, the first memorial honoring country's 4 million disabled veterans.

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Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Commander leads ceremony to recognize location of historic St. Louis Caucus that helped launch The American Legion in 1919.

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Longtime NECman honored on Senate floor

Longtime NECman honored on Senate floor

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr pays tribute to fellow North Carolina resident Jerry Hedrick, who passed away Aug. 25 during the national convention in Charlotte.

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Joy, sadness at Battle of the Bulge reunion

Joy, sadness at Battle of the Bulge reunion

Veterans share stories and lay a wreath at Fort Jackson to honor those who passed during one of Europe's coldest, largest and most important battles.

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'Missed for a long time by a lot of us'

'Missed for a long time by a lot of us'

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

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Longtime NECman Jerry Hedrick passes away

Longtime NECman Jerry Hedrick passes away

North Carolina Legionnaire passes away unexpectedly Aug. 25 during national convention.

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Flanders Field post gets American graves adopted

Flanders Field post gets American graves adopted

War dead in Belgium cemetery now have volunteeers to tend their graves.

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Legion, Travis Mills join forces for veterans center, museum

Legion, Travis Mills join forces for veterans center, museum

Maine American Legion post pairs up with quadruple amputee to raise money for the Northern Maine Veterans Museum & Community Center.

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Last of the Code Talkers

In his final interview, World War II Marine Chester Nez reflected on his place in history.

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'We did it together'

'We did it together'

Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts praises former comrades, fallen friends during Pentagon Hall of Heroes induction ceremony.

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USS Indianapolis survivors to reunite again

USS Indianapolis survivors to reunite again

Survivors will reunite in Indianapolis July 24-27 for the 69th anniversary.

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