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Recovering warriors to join historic WWII march

Recovering warriors to join historic WWII march

Recovering U.S. troops in Germany invited to follow “In the Footsteps of the 82nd Airborne Division” with veterans, historians and military re-enactors.

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Four Chaplains memorial services set for Feb. 3

Four Chaplains memorial services set for Feb. 3

Posts encouraged to honor the 70th anniversary of the Four Chaplains’ heroic acts.

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Patton statue in the Czech Republic

Patton statue in the Czech Republic

Gen. George S. Patton's 3rd Army liberated the city of Pilzen, Czech Republic, in the spring of 1945. During the 60th-anniversary commemoration, the city elected to remember Patton with a foundation stone. But the statue of Patton was canceled by the city of Pilzen because the builder, Jaroslav Bocker, had collaborated with Communist secret police during the Cold War.

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Medal of Honor recipients share lasting bond

Medal of Honor recipients share lasting bond

Recipients of the nation's highest military award hold each other in the highest of regard – and view each other as brothers.

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‘They wear it for their buddies’

‘They wear it for their buddies’

Medal of Honor recipients at Legion’s Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball say they don’t wear the medal for themselves.

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Brokaw: honored to do the honoring

Brokaw: honored to do the honoring

Longtime NBC news anchor, a special guest at the Legion's Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball, praises the 'selfless' sacrifices of Medal of Honor recipients.

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Legion considers enhanced Stolen Valor Act

Legion considers enhanced Stolen Valor Act

Proposed Act follows Legion resolution to outlaw lying for financial gain.

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Veterans cemetery to be restored, maintained

Veterans cemetery to be restored, maintained

President Obama has signed into law legislation authorizing restoration of the Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Philippines, as favored by a Legion resolution.

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National WWII Museum celebrates expansion

National WWII Museum celebrates expansion

“Salute to Freedom” ceremony Saturday can be viewed live online as museum opens Boeing Center, one step in an expansion program that continues through 2016.

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Former soldier honored on football field

Former soldier honored on football field

Clemson’s Daniel Rodriguez, injured during the attack on Combat Outpost Keating, wins the Discover Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award.

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HONOR. REMEMBER. EXPLORE.

New leadership, higher standards and military technology are helping to restore the reputation of America’s most hallowed cemetery.

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Hometown Hero

Pearl Harbor survivor Frank Curre died on the attack’s 70th anniversary.

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A Memorial Like No Other

Born into political and artistic controversy, the Wall has become an enduring symbol of the Vietnam generation’s service and sacrifice.

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‘All is well, safely rest’

On the occasion of Taps’ 150th anniversary, the origin of America’s most recognizable bugle call is sounded by the song’s top expert.

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A 'devoted Legionnaire'

A 'devoted Legionnaire'

PNC Michael J. Kogutek passes away at age 86.

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Legion recognized in Normandy

Legion recognized in Normandy

National Commander and Auxiliary National President accept recognition on behalf of Legion Family during 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Photo by Doug Malin

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Photo by Noel St. John

Rolling Thunder: A Quarter Century of Thunder

A feisty group of veterans known for their antics in Washington spawned what has become the nation’s largest event to honor POWs and MIAs.

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The Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Belleau, France, is home to the graves of 2,289 Americans who fought in the region during the summer of 1918.  Photo by Matt Grills

At Rest Abroad: Sealed in Blood

Memorial Day at Belleau Wood highlights bonds forged on the battlefield.

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Second Lt. Norman DuBois of New Jersey served with the 149th Field Artillery, 42nd Division, during World War I. He was killed in action July 15, 1918, and buried on the north side of a church in Cuperly, in France’s Champagne-Ardennes region.

At Rest Abroad: 'The Glory of Their Deeds'

Isolated burials, private memorials trace American blood spilled in France.

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The American Legion’s founders believed they had a responsibility to decorate the graves of the nation’s overseas war dead.

At Rest Abroad: Partners in Remembrance

The Legion, American Overseas Memorial Day Association share ancestry.

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‘A man of integrity’

‘A man of integrity’

PNC Galbraith, who passed away March 4, is remembered as a gentleman and true servant to veterans.

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Never willing to back down

Never willing to back down

Richard Christian Jr., champion of Vietnam veterans in battle for Agent Orange and PTSD claims, dies after battle with cancer.

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The Wereth Eleven

Award-winning film tells the forgotten story of black soldiers brutally murdered during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Blessed…truly blessed

D-Day veteran reconciles his military experiences by volunteering on behalf of veterans who have passed.

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‘For you and for everyone who served’

SAL member Mike Sekletar paints iconic World War II photograph onto building as a tribute to veterans.

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Hallowed Waters

Pearl Harbor’s museum complex, and the veterans who staff it, tell the story of the attack that pushed America into war.

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Bob Kinzler, USS Arizona Memorial

Pearl Harbor survivor still on duty.

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'A gentleman personified'

'A gentleman personified'

Past National Commander Ray Smith is remembered as a genuine man who knew how to inspire those around him.

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'MAN IN SEA' monument honors divers

U.S. military divers honored with monument on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard.

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'With Feeling and Reverence'

Wisconsin’s William Berg has played Taps for the same post since before World War II.

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