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Homeless veterans not forgotten

Homeless veterans not forgotten

Post 4 in Pocatello, Idaho, combines with other organizations to bring Christmas gifts to two veterans facilities.

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American, Canadian military veterans join hands

American, Canadian military veterans join hands

The Legionnaires who don purple berets and garrison caps are members of ANAVICUS, which is an offshoot of a historical Canadian veterans organization.

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Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

American Legion districts that surpass their Dec. 31, 2008, membership by 1 percent by Dec. 31 will receive a cash award.

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New York City Veterans Day Parade 2009

New York City Veterans Day Parade 2009

Legionnaires share the spotlight in annual procession through the Big Apple.

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Open the channels of communication

Today's generation of veterans does not wait for the news, answers to research questions, or driving directions. They click a mouse, expect instant results, and usually get them.

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Wounded troops tour USS New York

Wounded troops tour USS New York

Around 45 wounded U.S. servicemembers toured the USS New York on Thursday. The special showing was made possible by American Legion Post 1870 and the New York Police Department.

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NYC Post 1870 hosts Marines

NYC Post 1870 hosts Marines

New York City Post 1870 hosted Marines serving aboard the U.S.S. New York on Wednesday night. Marines ate dinner and learned about the importance of the Legion.

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Nebraska Legionnaire wins 2009 Best Warrior Competition

Aaron Beckman, a member of American Legion Post 270 in Venango, Neb., is one of two winners for the Army’s 2009 Best Warrior Competition.

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Open Your Heart program still strong

Legionnaire Bob Wefald of Lloyd Spetz Post 1 in Bismarck, N.D., takes inventory on thousands of canned food donations during the 2006 Open Your Heart program.

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Post conducts 240th 'Veteran of Month' service

Post conducts 240th  'Veteran of Month' service

American Legion Bantam Post 44 has been conducting Veteran of the Month services that honor deceased veterans and fallen warriors for 20 years.

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Florida post sponsors American Legion Softball Team

Florida post sponsors American Legion Softball Team

The American Legion Softball Team, sponsored by Post 356 in Lynn Haven, Fla., took second place in a United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) tournament last August.

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Marine Corps vet encourages wounded warriors

 Marine Corps vet encourages wounded warriors

Through his Veterans of Valor program, Klay South brings comfort and cheer to military patients in San Antonio.

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Legionnaire in space, Kenneth Ham, has homecoming at former high school

Legionnaire in space, Kenneth Ham, has homecoming at former high school

In June of 2008, astronaut Kenneth Ham brought his Legion membership card with him into deep space. The 10-year Legionnaire and former Navy commander was welcomed home to Clark, N.J., Sept. 8.

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Sept. 16 is American Legion Day

Both houses of Congress passed measures this week designating Sept. 16 as American Legion Day.

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Senate passes resolution making Sept. 16 The American Legion Day

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution making September 16, The American Legion Day

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The world according to Joe Matthews

The world according to Joe Matthews

The past national commander has seen, heard and done plenty in his 96 years.

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83-year-old wins gold at Golden Age Games

83-year-old wins gold at Golden Age Games

Maxine Bodman, a Legionnaire for 65 of her 83 years, returned from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Veterans Golden Age Games in Birmingham, Ala., with four gold medals.

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