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In the Jim Crow South, John Stokes led a strike that helped bring about an end to segregation.
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In the mid-’50s, Frank Kowalski and hundreds of other soldiers were ordered to a largely unheard-of country called Vietnam.
A legislative victory for Marine Corps families exposed to contaminated water won’t end one father’s quest for answers.
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Today’s partisan rancor is nothing new. But it’s getting worse, as seen on the campaign trail, talk shows and the Internet. How do we bury the hatchet?
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New leadership, higher standards and military technology are helping to restore the reputation of America’s most hallowed cemetery.
Interpretation evolves about America's most controversial war.
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Trained by U.S. forces, West Africans fight to keep terrorism from creeping in.
How competitive shooting at an American Legion post gave a teenager the confidence to achieve his dreams.
Pearl Harbor survivor Frank Curre died on the attack’s 70th anniversary.
USAA CEO Joe Robles shares the organization’s recipe for success during tough economic times and how its relationship with The American Legion helps. Since January 2011, USAA has been the Legion’s preferred provider of financial services.
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Born into political and artistic controversy, the Wall has become an enduring symbol of the Vietnam generation’s service and sacrifice.
On the occasion of Taps’ 150th anniversary, the origin of America’s most recognizable bugle call is sounded by the song’s top expert.
Running for his second and final term as U.S. president, Barack Obama believes that greater investment in education, science and infrastructure is the prescription for America’s economic recovery.
Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, has a competing vision. He vows to massively reduce spending without cutting the military budget.
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On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the men who served as America’s shield reflect on how close the world came to nuclear war.
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Award-winning film tells the forgotten story of black soldiers brutally murdered during the Battle of the Bulge.
D-Day veteran reconciles his military experiences by volunteering on behalf of veterans who have passed.