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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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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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Honoring the 'Faces of War'

Honoring the 'Faces of War'

National adjutant delivers Memorial Day-themed address.

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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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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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Archived audio of JFK addressing Legionnaires

Archived audio of JFK addressing Legionnaires

Former president John F. Kennedy was presented the Legion’s Distinguished Service Medal in 1962 and addressed Legionnaires on hand.

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PNC Galbraith passes away

PNC Galbraith passes away

William Galbraith was a life Legion member and served as national commander from 1967-1968.

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World War I Museum spring event schedule

World War I Museum spring event schedule

The National World War I Museum in Missouri has announced its Spring 2012 schedule of events.

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The Strenuous Life

The Roosevelt philosophy has produced war heroes, business leaders, public servants, the 26th U.S. president and an American Legion founder. Theodore Roosevelt IV explains what it means and how it shaped him.

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A memory from overseas

A memory from overseas

Florida man is reunited with his son’s dog tags more than 40 years after the son’s death in Vietnam.

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View the Legion's new digital archive

View the Legion's new digital archive

Online clearinghouse of National Headquarters materials will be updated going both forward and backward in time.

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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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Silent Sentinels

During World War II, the Army used observation towers to protect Delaware Bay from enemy attacks.

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USMC celebrates birthday

The U.S. Marine Corps is celebrating its 236th birthday today.

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Virtual tour of Legion museum available

Virtual tour of Legion museum available

Legionnaires and visitors have the opportunity to view a selection of pieces from the Emil A. Blackmore Museum from the comfort of their homes.

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How to write a resolution

How to write a resolution

As a grass-roots organization, many of the Legion's programs and policies started at the local level.

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