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America's Most Beloved Veterans

As voted by American Legion media audience members

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The Bakken Boom

Young veterans are flocking to the North Dakota oil patch for jobs – and employers want more.

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As stewards of the Legion’s future

The American Legion is very much alive, vital and relevant – the largest, strongest and most influential voice for veterans, regardless of war era, in this nation. 

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I Am The American Legion - John P. "Sean" Powers

“Knowing that we're doing good is going to keep me (active in the Legion) forever. That's what it's all about.”

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Gold Star son honored for paying it forward

The kindness of a 9-year-old Myles Eckert has touched America's heart.

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It really is a system worth saving

Scrapping VA will not help veterans, but The American Legion is resolved to help fix our healthcare system.

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I Am The American Legion: Bob Mastronicola

Painesville, Ohio Legionnaire Bob Mastronicola uses his role as Director of Veterans Education at Lake Erie College to help veterans successfully transition to civilian life.

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Last of the Code Talkers

In his final interview, World War II Marine Chester Nez reflected on his place in history.

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Serve those who served

Fisher House CEO calls his foundation’s mission ‘beautiful in its simplicity.’

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Antique tractor owners raise funds for OCW

Farmers who drove antique tractors in the third annual Tractor Relay Across Nebraska, donated the funds raised along the way to Operation Comfort Warriors.

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‘They are my heroes’

 

The remaining three dozen survivors of the USS Indianapolis disaster recall in vivid detail their nearly five days in the oil-soaked, shark-infested ocean. 

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Legionnaire keeps Old Glory flying

Robert Stone of Las Vegas raises the Legion’s visibility in his community by recognizing patriotism.

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VA’s Series of Unfortunate Events

Preventable deaths, falsified records, billion-dollar cost overruns, a burgeoning claims backlog and bonuses for those responsible lead The American Legion to its tipping point.

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Chronology of the VA Crisis

The VA scandal as it unfolded.

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The measure of American Legion impact

When it comes to getting the job done, membership matters.

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I Am The American Legion: Patricia Jackson-Kelley

Retired Lt. Col. Patricia Jackson Kelley, former Greater Los Angeles VA women veteran's coordinator and Jackie Robinson Post 252 member has a passion for assisting women veterans and a love for the members of The American Legion who have inspired her along the way.

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Riding with the Cavalry

At the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, Civil War enthusiasts gathered to re-enact a pivotal episode in U.S. military history.

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The Meaning of Normandy

Remembrance is all that matters to the people of tiny Hemevez.

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‘We are not giving up on him’

 A Colorado community and The American Legion rally around the family of an Army veteran lost in last year’s historic floods.

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I Am The American Legion: Richard Brown

It’s so rewarding giving back to the community, to my fellow veterans and seeing the positive changes that we make in The American Legion.”

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The flag’s meaning to our forefathers

"I do not believe that there is a single thing in our flag that does not stand for honor, justice and righteousness, and there will never come a time when there are not some people in America who will not be willing to stand by the flag"

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A Question of Power: The Robust Presidency

Contemporary challenges and a demanding public require a robust presidency.

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A Question of Power: The Imperial Presidency

The United States is at grave risk of embracing an imperial presidency.

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Sixty Years of Freedom

On the eve of their last official gathering, Korean War ex-POWs reflect on their time in captivity – and the lives they built at home.

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I Am The American Legion: Judi Beischel

Coast Guard veteran Judi Beischel has been a part of The American Legion since birth.

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The ‘greater meaning’ of Memorial Day

We don't just honor those who fought, we honor those who sacrificed everything for America.

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Last Rites

As demand at national veterans cemeteries soars, VA scrambles to add burial space – and one community takes matters into its own hands.

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World War II veterans of the Normandy invasion sign autographs and meet visitors from multiple nations during a D-Day anniversary event coordinated by the AVA near La Fiére Bridge in France, site of one of the bloodiest small-arms battles in U.S. military history. Photo by Jeff Stoffer

Amis des Vétérans Américains

Normandy association to unveil new monument, host Liberty Banquet for 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion.

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Full Command

At the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, cadets focus on earning others’ respect and setting an example worth following.

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Get connected with social media

Social media channels offer alternative platforms to receive Legion message

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