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Legion places wreath at original Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Legion places wreath at original Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Four Legionnaires, including a World War II veteran, placed the wreath near Lee Mansion at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Alabama father creates post to honor late son

Alabama father creates post to honor late son

Army veteran Matt Blount remembered for his self-sacrifice, passion to help others and perseverance, even when cancer ravaged his body.

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The Legionnaire that changed the world

Harry Colmery was tailor-made to assemble the original GI Bill.

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Broad Stripes, Bright Stars

For 170 years, Annin & Co. flags have been sewn into key moments in our nation’s history.

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'Spirit of 45' rides into Indianapolis

'Spirit of 45' rides into Indianapolis

Dr. Bruce Heilman, 88, made a stop on his 6,000-mile motorcycle ride to lay a wreath with other Okinawa veterans at city's World War II memorial.

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Riders laying wreath at Civil War monument

Riders laying wreath at Civil War monument

On May 23, American Legion Riders will conduct a formal wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery's Civil War Unknowns Monument.

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Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

Legion ‘champion’ Pete Wheeler passes away at age 92

The Georgia Legionnaire served veterans for more than six decades.

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America at war

A chronology of U.S. military interventions and the prices paid.

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'Veterans cannot suspend death'

As Memorial Day approaches, I take great pride in one of The American Legion’s more recent victories, which restored the burial of veterans in one of our nation’s overseas cemeteries.

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'Why Memorial Day'

Before his 30-year tenure as a U.S Supreme Court justice, for which he is often remembered as the “Great Dissenter,” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. fought in the Civil War on the side of the Union. A first lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers, he was seriously wounded at the battles of Ball’s Bluff, Antietam and Chancellorsville. On May 30, 1884, Holmes gave the following address to his fellow veterans at John Sedgwick Post No. 4, Grand Army of the Republic, in Keene, N.H. It is the first of his two famous and oft-quoted Memorial Day speeches.

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Doolittle Raiders give Congressional Medal to museum

Doolittle Raiders give Congressional Medal to museum

The group's last two surviving members presented the honor to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

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ABMC offers new app to navigate cemeteries

ABMC offers new app to navigate cemeteries

Government agency offers mobile access to facilities in France and England.

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Top honor for Doolittle Raiders

Top honor for Doolittle Raiders

The two surviving members will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on Saturday and present it to the Air Force Museum in Ohio. The event will be broadcast on the web.

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Eastern National to maintain Vietnam Women's Memorial

Eastern National to maintain Vietnam Women's Memorial

Non-profit will assume caretaking responsibilities of one of the most prominent memorials in the nation's capital.

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Named for The American Legion

Named for The American Legion

Centennial committee looking for highways, roads, bridges, ferry boats, forests and more named in honor of the nation’s largest veterans service organization.

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T-shirts help fund Desert Storm memorial

T-shirts help fund Desert Storm memorial

The organization planning the memorial has received approval, now focuses on fundraising for the project.

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Sgt. Stubby

Sgt. Stubby was an unlikely hero.

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'This has to happen'

National memorial for Desert Storm veterans signed into law.

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Top of the world

 

Engineering marvel, strategic position, research station and space observatory, Thule Air Base fulfills multiple missions where the winter sun doesn’t shine.

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Commander: Lincoln’s words ring true today

Commander: Lincoln’s words ring true today

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm observed the birthday of the nation’s 16th president.

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Inspired by a lineage of service, patriotism

Inspired by a lineage of service, patriotism

American Legion Executive Director Verna Jones appreciates the progress achieved in racial tolerance and treatment, yet still sees room for growth.

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Fort Hood victims to be awarded Purple Hearts

Fort Hood victims to be awarded Purple Hearts

Servicemembers who were killed or injured during the Fort Hood attack in 2009 will be awarded the Purple Heart.

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One generation of brothers serves over 150 years in military

One generation of brothers serves over 150 years in military

For 11 of the 16 Davis children, serving in the military served as a path out of their hometown, Wetumpka, Ala., where opportunities were few and far between in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Honor and remembrance e-newsletter debuts

Honor and remembrance e-newsletter debuts

E-newsletter features news stories, personal memories, videos and photo galleries that pay tribute to servicemembers from World War I to current era.

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Original Iwo Jima mold stands tall in Texas

Original Iwo Jima mold stands tall in Texas

The city of Harlingen, Texas, will pay tribute to the flag-raisers for the 70th anniversary of the event.

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The Smokejumpers

The nation’s first all-black parachute infantry battalion took on dangerous firefighting missions in the final months of World War II.

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Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own

Doolittle Raiders lose another of their own

Edward Saylor, a Legionnaire, participated in the legendary raid of Tokyo during a critical time in World War II. Only three other Raiders survive.

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The Sidney Center seven

The Sidney Center seven

Seven men from a tiny New York community were claimed by the Vietnam War in 90 days.

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Monument commission ending flower program

Monument commission ending flower program

American Battlefield Monuments Commission ending Floral Fund Program April 2; orders can still be placed for Memorial Day.

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More than a story

Acquaint, or reacquaint, yourself with the The Chapel of Four Chaplains.

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