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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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Legion launches Facebook page dedicated to honor

Facebook page coincides with Legion's Honor & Remembrance platform.

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‘Little Arlington’ dates back to 1867

‘Little Arlington’ dates back to 1867

Veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way up to current-day wars laid to rest in Fayetteville National Cemetery.

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A moment of closure

A moment of closure

Thirteen who lost their lives in final operation of the Vietnam War finally laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Legionnaires featured in ‘Honor Flight’ documentary

Legionnaires featured in ‘Honor Flight’ documentary

The award-winning film follows four World War II veterans as they travel to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial that was constructed in their honor.

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Memories of Bruning Army Air Base

Memories of Bruning Army Air Base

Small Nebraska town and its air base sustained numerous losses during World War II.

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Navy honors 4 Vietnam-era sailors

Navy honors 4 Vietnam-era sailors

The crew of the crashed helicopter was recently interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Legion Riders to provide escort to Civil War cremains

Legion Riders to provide escort to Civil War cremains

Riders from Post 79 in Zionsville, Ind., will provide escort to cremains to Arlington National Cemetery, where they will be buried.

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Normandy veteran tells tale of invasion, workcamps

Normandy veteran tells tale of invasion, workcamps

Upon graduating high school, I snuck to Yuma, Ariz., to marry my sweetheart, Wilma, on June 6, 1943. I was only 19. But the next few years would be very different for me, as I was drafted into the Armed Forces in October that year.

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Arizona post honors small-town heroes

Arizona post honors small-town heroes

Legionnaires plan, fund and design memorial honoring Iwo Jima flag-raiser and World War I heroes.

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USS Monitor sailors buried at Arlington

Exactly 151 years after America's first ironclad proved itself in battle, two of its crewmen were laid to rest.

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The Battle for COP Keating

The Battle for COP Keating

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Thank You

Thank You

I’ve wanted to say thank you for some time now. In my Marine Corps travels I’ve buried veterans, retirees and killed in action Marines.

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