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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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‘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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'If the World Falls Apart'

For his actions in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, Army Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta
is the first living person since Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor.

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'I never thought I’d be the last one'

Frank Buckles, America’s last veteran of the Great War, enters the history books.

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Silent Conversation

Offerings at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial tell the unspoken stories of a generation.

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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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'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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The Unknown Revolutionary

Alexandria tomb with Legion roots often overlooked today.

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Tying a 'Yellow Ribbon' around the world

With one song, Tony Orlando delivered a message of hope that has become a global anthem.

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Having been there

D-Day veteran and acclaimed filmmaker on a mission to teach students the value of freedom and its cost.

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'One family at a time'

The documentary ‘Mother of Normandy' tells the inspiring story of Simone Renaud, a French woman whose personal mission was to care for the graves of U.S. soldiers.

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Forward March

Legionnaire’s drill team gives homeless veterans pride and purpose.

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'Not for his sake, but for theirs'

Blessed by the Great War’s last living veteran, the D.C. War Memorial restoration is now well under way.

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My War on Two Fronts

Battles with the Japanese – and Jim Crow – shaped this black Seabee’s life.

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Mission accomplished

A World War II veteran’s overseas grave receives a rare visitor.

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A March Through History

Bulge veterans retrace their steps, tell their stories during commemorative march in Belgium.

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'The Whole Earth as Their Tomb'

Around the world, fallen heroes are not forgotten this Memorial Day.

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The victory we can never forget

On the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, America’s sacrifices are remembered.

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50th Anniversary Korean War issue resurrected

Historical issue now available online.

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Photo by Matt Hall

The Magi from Texas

On Christmas Eve 1943, three unexpected visitors brought peace to a war-torn Italian town.

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Peaches and Pound Cake

From Vietnam to Iraq, the human bond of combat duty is timeless.

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Missing in America

At funeral homes across the country, an unknown number of veterans’ ashes go unclaimed. Legionnaires are helping to give them proper burial and honors.

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On Eternal Patrol

Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found, starting with USS Lagarto.

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