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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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'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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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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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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Normandy invaded again

Normandy invaded again

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

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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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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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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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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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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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