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Tour Pointe du Hoc with app

Tour Pointe du Hoc with app

American Battle Monuments Commission releases free Pointe du Hoc smartphone app that guides users through D-Day landing site.

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Patton and Bradley: A family's perspective

Patton and Bradley: A family's perspective

Grandsons of legendary World War II generals share memories to close international conference in New Orleans.

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From Nazi skies to the Enola Gay

From Nazi skies to the Enola Gay

Early days of high-altitude warfare described by Maj. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, who flew the mission that brought World War II to an end in 1945.

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Challenges of entering WWII examined

Challenges of entering WWII examined

Historians, and at least one primary source, explore the challenge of preparing America to win the war on the heels of the Great Depression.

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Pearl Harbor remembered

Pearl Harbor remembered

National World War II Museum ceremony pays tribute to the attack’s 71st anniversary.

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Hitlerland: American accounts of the Nazi rise

Hitlerland: American accounts of the Nazi rise

World War II conference begins with a look into observations of the Third Reich’s emergence in the eyes of Americans living in Germany at the time.

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Legionnaires support Army museum

Legionnaires support Army museum

Legion posts financially contribute to building national Army museum in Virginia through new sponsorship program.

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WWII Museum streams conference live

WWII Museum streams conference live

Distinguished speakers to examine the rise of Nazi Germany and the U.S. military response that ended it.

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Colmery’s vision hits 20 million

Colmery’s vision hits 20 million

VA announces 20 millionth home-loan guarantee – a program first envisioned, and then drafted, by Past National Commander Harry Colmery.

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Fall Meetings resolutions available

Fall Meetings resolutions available

64 resolutions passed by National Executive Committee released to Legion’s Digital Archive.

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History contest winners announced

History contest winners announced

Legion awards post and department history contest winners during Fall Meetings.

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Roosevelt IV to lead Legion centennial effort

Roosevelt IV to lead Legion centennial effort

Ted Roosevelt IV will help The American Legion celebrate its 100th birthday over the next seven years.

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Bringing LST's history into the present

Bringing LST's history into the present

Indiana-based memorial group traveling Cumberland River on refurbished World War II landing craft.

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9/11 victims remembered today

9/11 victims remembered today

Patriot Day honors the 2,977 killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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History contest entries due Sept. 15

Both post and department history contests will be judged during Fall Meetings in October.

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A 'devoted Legionnaire'

A 'devoted Legionnaire'

PNC Michael J. Kogutek passes away at age 86.

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PNC Kogutek passes away at age 86

Check back at www.legion.org in the coming days for an in-depth story on the Legion's past national commander.

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Legionnaire receives rare honor

Legionnaire receives rare honor

Longtime Department of New York Adjutant Richard M. Pedro elected American Legion past national commander.

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Legion honors colleague and ‘truly great hero’

Legion honors colleague and ‘truly great hero’

Family of late VA&R deputy director Richard Christian honored with memorial resolution.

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Legion's Digital Archive staying busy, growing

Legion's Digital Archive staying busy, growing

Legion research tool continually adding new items, collections.

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The four Goodwin girls

The four Goodwin girls

Memories of a family tradition of service.

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Beloved bugle call turns 150

Beloved bugle call turns 150

Weekend events celebrating birth of Taps include rededication of the Taps monument at Berkeley Plantation, given by Virginia Legionnaires in 1969.

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D-Day remembered

D-Day remembered

68 years ago today, the Allies launched the attack that turned the tide in the war in Europe.

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Honoring the 'Faces of War'

Honoring the 'Faces of War'

National adjutant delivers Memorial Day-themed address.

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The Boys of ’76, a drum corps sponsored by American Legion Post 76 in Racine, Wis., marches at the 29th National Convention in New York City in 1947.

The March of a New Time

The Legion pioneered today’s drum and bugle corps rage, now pushes to energize band and color guard programs.

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Doolittle Raiders reunited on 70th anniversary

Doolittle Raiders honored at ceremony marking 70th anniversary of historic mission

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Franklin D'Olier

Franklin D'Olier

D'Olier of Pennsylvania was elected to serve as the first national commander of The American Legion.

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Myrna Alexander, left, interviews Francis Dawson about his wartime service as Margie Kruse transcribes.

For future generations

Court reporters lend their skills to the Veterans History Project, transcribing thousands of hours of war stories.

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National Post History Contest kicking off

National Post History Contest kicking off

Department conventions the first stop for judging; first-place finishers to go to national contest, judged during Fall Meetings at National Headquarters.

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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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