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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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Couple torn apart during war reunites more than 50 years later

Couple torn apart during war reunites more than 50 years later

When Bill Angle was flicking through the newspaper after his wife’s death, he was surprised to notice one obituary: his high school sweetheart’s husband.

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Thousands honor troops killed in Middle East

Thousands honor troops killed in Middle East

Small Illinois city is site of wall that memorializes servicemembers, gives Gold Star families place to grieve and bond.

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World War II museum plans D-Day cruise

World War II museum plans D-Day cruise

The 10-day trip, which coincides with the 70th anniversary of D-Day, includes WWII scholars and visits to historic sites including Normandy and St. Nazaire.

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Wide range of artifacts at Fort Drum museum

Wide range of artifacts at Fort Drum museum

Early 20th century weapons, Mussolini’s medals featured at 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum in New York. 

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Farewell to the fallen

Farewell to the fallen

Normandy American Cemetery superintendent looks back on the profession he describes as “a calling” to pay respect to our nation’s war dead and comfort their families.

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Commander unveils monument in Normandy

Commander unveils monument in Normandy

Commemoration ceremonies of the D-Day invasion's 69th anniversary end at site of deadly battle near Ste. Mere-Eglise.

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Commander honored in Normandy

Commander honored in Normandy

Friends of American Veterans group presents Koutz and Thomas with honorary memberships.

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Commander honors fallen at Brittany

Commander honors fallen at Brittany

Wreaths placed at lesser-known cemetery where 4,410 Americans are laid to rest.

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Commander salutes the fallen

Commander salutes the fallen

Flag raising at Normandy American Cemetery begins a day of World War II commemorations.

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Korean War vets join WWII vets on Honor Flight

Korean War vets join WWII vets on Honor Flight

10 Korean War veterans will join 103 World War II veterans on June 8 flight to D.C.

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Three Wisconsin brothers served together on Navy ship

Three Wisconsin brothers served together on Navy ship

When their oldest brother, Fred, was drafted, the Luchts knew the second in line, Herb, wasn’t far behind. Robert, then age 17, the youngest of the Luchts, decided to enlist with them in the U.S. Navy.

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Lost World War II diary found

Lost World War II diary found

Indiana woman discovers high school sweetheart’s diary dedicated to her when she visits the World War II museum in New Orleans.

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Remembering ‘many names’ on the Wall

Remembering ‘many names’ on the Wall

National Vice Commander James Holland pays solemn respect to his fallen Vietnam War comrades on Memorial Day.

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‘May our fallen never be forgotten’

‘May our fallen never be forgotten’

On Memorial Day, remember not only veterans who were close to you, but all veterans who gave their all.

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In Memoriam: Honor your loved ones

In Memoriam: Honor your loved ones

Obituaries of veterans, Legion Family members may be posted on Honor & Remembrance web page at no cost.

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