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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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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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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 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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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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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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‘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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'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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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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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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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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The Man who was Unbroken

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

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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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