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Forward March

Legionnaire’s drill team gives homeless veterans pride and purpose.

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'Not for his sake, but for theirs'

Blessed by the Great War’s last living veteran, the D.C. War Memorial restoration is now well under way.

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My War on Two Fronts

Battles with the Japanese – and Jim Crow – shaped this black Seabee’s life.

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Mission accomplished

A World War II veteran’s overseas grave receives a rare visitor.

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A March Through History

Bulge veterans retrace their steps, tell their stories during commemorative march in Belgium.

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'The Whole Earth as Their Tomb'

Around the world, fallen heroes are not forgotten this Memorial Day.

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The victory we can never forget

On the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, America’s sacrifices are remembered.

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50th Anniversary Korean War issue resurrected

Historical issue now available online.

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The Unknown Revolutionary

Alexandria tomb with Legion roots often overlooked today.

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Tying a 'Yellow Ribbon' around the world

With one song, Tony Orlando delivered a message of hope that has become a global anthem.

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Having been there

D-Day veteran and acclaimed filmmaker on a mission to teach students the value of freedom and its cost.

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The Magi from Texas

On Christmas Eve 1943, three unexpected visitors brought peace to a war-torn Italian town.

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Peaches and Pound Cake

From Vietnam to Iraq, the human bond of combat duty is timeless.

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Missing in America

At funeral homes across the country, an unknown number of veterans’ ashes go unclaimed. Legionnaires are helping to give them proper burial and honors.

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On Eternal Patrol

Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found, starting with USS Lagarto.

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76 Hours of Hell

A recounting of the battle for Betio in the Pacific's Tarawa Atoll.

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The Last Doughboy

As the sole surviving American veteran of World War I, Frank Woodruff Buckles, 107, of Charles Town, W.Va., is the nation's last "doughboy," the only remaining soldier of 4 million men called by President Woodrow Wilson to fight against Germany in 1917.

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Valerie Tobias

How the military changed my life

Earlier this year, The American Legion Magazine asked readers to put pen to paper and explain how military service changed their lives.

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Patriot Slave

After finding a little-known Revolutionary War hero in her family tree, a genealogical researcher wants to restore his legacy.

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Faces of Freedom

"Would I be worthy of their sacrifice?" That's the question Rebecca Pepin attempts to answer in her book "Faces of Freedom."

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The table set for one

We call your attention to this small table, which occupies a place of dignity and honor near the head table. It is set for one, symbolizing the fact that members of our armed forces are missing from our ranks. They are referred to as POWs and MIAs. We call them comrades.

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A Salute to Military Fathers

From the children who have never stopped looking up to them.

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