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Welcome back, Patriotic Hall

Welcome back, Patriotic Hall

Home of Los Angeles Post 8 rededicated after more than $45 million in renovations and three decades of uncertainty.

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‘Never in my wildest dreams’

‘Never in my wildest dreams’

The American Legion Magazine recently spoke with retired Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the U.S. military’s first female four-star general.

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‘Never in my wildest dreams’

The American Legion Magazine recently spoke with Dunwoody.

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Legion Family to have strong presence in NYC

Legion Family to have strong presence in NYC

Hundreds of Legion Family members expected to participate in America’s Parade on Veterans Day in New York City.

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How the Military Got Its Mojo Back

How the Military Got Its Mojo Back

Thirty years ago, U.S. military forces converged on Grenada in chaotic fashion. The resulting disorganization birthed the policy of joint-warfare among service branches, which eventually aided in the capture of Osama bin Laden.

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Stamps to honor Medal of Honor recipients

Stamps to honor Medal of Honor recipients

Special stamps will be issued on Veterans Day.

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Honoring a promise

Honoring a promise

Marine serves country in Vietnam, then again in Iraq to honor long-held promise.

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Celebrating Memorial Day in Canada

Celebrating Memorial Day in Canada

Canadian Legion post helps continue Memorial Day observance north of the border.

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Remembering Comrade George Aubrey

Remembering Comrade George Aubrey

Aubrey a past commander of Paris Post 1.

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Veterans invade their own memorials

Veterans invade their own memorials

Government shutdown does not stop vets from visiting federal sites honoring their wartime sacrifices.

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Pacific War museum ‘needs to be seen’

Pacific War museum ‘needs to be seen’

Museum located in Fredericksburg, Texas, hosts 50,000 feet of exhibit space containing stunning collection of artifacts, memorabilia and interactive exhibits.

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Promote your post during Legiontown campaign

Promote your post during Legiontown campaign

Post are encouraged to share stories on Legiontown.org of events and activities that raise their community profile.

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Doolittle Raiders’ final toast ceremony set

Doolittle Raiders’ final toast ceremony set

The four remaining survivors of the 80 men who participated in the daring raid on Japan will toast their comrades at the Air Force museum in Ohio.

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Transatlantic love story: WWII veterans to celebrate 70 years of marriage

Transatlantic love story: WWII veterans to celebrate 70 years of marriage

William Hastings joined the Army in 1942 to beat the draft and was later shipped to England. That's where he met Joyce.

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Medal of Honor recipients watch World Series

Medal of Honor recipients watch World Series

Sgt.Maj. Robert Martin Patterson and Army Col. Walter Joseph Marm, Jr., recognized on field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby.

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Paintings honor veterans at Minnesota cemetery

Paintings honor veterans at Minnesota cemetery

The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery committal hall is getting a unique memorial: five 8-by-10-foot oil paintings representing the five different military branches.

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‘He always put The American Legion first’

‘He always put The American Legion first’

Longtime Department of Florida National Executive Committeeman Robert Proctor passes away at age 66.

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Married to The American Legion

Married to The American Legion

New Jersey Legionnaire Albert Robotti, who passed away Aug. 13, dedicated 58 years of his life to the organization he loved.

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Navy honors USS Lexington

Navy honors USS Lexington

USS George Washington commemorates Lexington’s loss with a wreath-laying ceremony.

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USS Indianapolis survivors recount sinking, rescue

USS Indianapolis survivors recount sinking, rescue

Fifteen of the 38 remaining survivors gathered in Indiana to share stories of heroism.

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Navy to commission new USS Indianapolis warship

Navy to commission new USS Indianapolis warship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has notified Congress of his decision, pending authorization and funding, to designate the name Indianapolis on the next littoral combat ship.

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‘To preserve the memories’

‘To preserve the memories’

Commander recognizes Legionnaire for his work identifying the final resting places and monuments of U.S. military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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World War II Museum hosts Bob Hope exhibit

World War II Museum hosts Bob Hope exhibit

A traveling exhibit featuring entertainer Bob Hope will open at The National World War II Museum Aug. 3.

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Korean War armistice marks 60th year

Korean War armistice marks 60th year

President Obama, DoD Secretary Hagel among those honoring veterans of Korean War.

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French honor war hero, past post commander

French honor war hero, past post commander

Citizens of Vichy, France, gather yearly in remembrance of World War I, II veteran.

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WWII vet continues to serve nation in honor guard as historian

WWII vet continues to serve nation in honor guard as historian

Though he's 93, being an active member of the honor guard in Pennsylvania doesn’t seem extraordinary to him.

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University adds USS Indiana prow to collection

University adds USS Indiana prow to collection

Indiana University has secured the original prow from the battleship USS Indiana.

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Merchant Marine honored at national memorial after 70 years

Merchant Marine honored at national memorial after 70 years

James Van Splunder journeyed from his home in Holland, N.Y., to Washington, D.C., to lay a wreath on the World War II Memorial in a ceremony dedicated to those veterans who gave their lives.

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Legion Family flower of remembrance

Legion Family flower of remembrance

Funds derived from the distribution of poppy flowers now go toward the needs of active-duty servicemembers and their families, as well as veterans.

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Small Ohio town pays tribute to homegrown Medal of Honor recipient

Small Ohio town pays tribute to homegrown Medal of Honor recipient

More than four decades after Pfc. Melvin Newlin was killed in action during the Vietnam War and posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor, his hometown of Wellsville, Ohio, still celebrates his service through its many memorials that keep his story alive.

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