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The War Inside

Soldiers and veterans need not battle suicidal thoughts alone. The Army and VA offer help for those with the courage to step forward.

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The Four Pillars

The value of American Legion Membership is built around four major missions.

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The Last Doughboy

As the sole surviving American veteran of World War I, Frank Woodruff Buckles, 107, of Charles Town, W.Va., is the nation's last "doughboy," the only remaining soldier of 4 million men called by President Woodrow Wilson to fight against Germany in 1917.

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The War Inside

Army makes significant push to reduce suicides.

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Pillar I: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

The American Legion has for nearly 90 years acted as the nation’s leading advocate for proper health care, economic opportunity and legal benefits for U.S. military veterans.

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A tale of two clauses

Attorneys for the ACLU and other groups continue to chip away at our country's Christian heritage, filing and winning frivolous lawsuits that have banned the Ten Commandments, Latin crosses, Boy Scouts of America and the Pledge of Allegiance from public display, gathering or utterance.

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Pillar II: National Security

To those who have sworn with their lives to protect the United States against enemies near and far, national security is a deeply held value.

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Nothing to Lose

Homeless veterans in America are not criminals or misfits. They are individuals who have served America, and we need to help them find their way back home.

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Pillar III: Americanism

As an organization dedicated to God and country, with a membership of military veterans that takes deep pride in the U.S. flag and all it means, The American Legion has always been a stalwart champion of patriotism, morality and citizenship.

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Brain Trust

A $4.6 million DoD grant to develop a new TBI‑diagnosis device came with a breakneck deadline.

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Pillar IV: Children & Youth

The American Legion has been a staunch supporter for the children and youth of our nation since its founding in 1919.

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Kick for Nick

19-year-old Nick Madaras was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol. But his plan to share soccer with Iraqi children didn’t die with him.

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Masters of Disasters

Since 9/11, thousands of emergency responders have flocked to the curious mock town of Disaster City to train for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

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Legion, Sears partner on Heroes at Home fundraising

Sears’ Heroes at Home is committed to bringing warmth, safety and accessibility to homeowners who do not have the financial or physical resources to complete home repairs and other necessary improvements.

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RAPID FIRE: Remembering 9/11

On the era in which we live.

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Red Christmas

The fact that some of the stuff we purchase may be painted or assembled by people imprisoned for their religious beliefs should give us all pause, especially at Christmastime.

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America's Next Commander in Chief

Candidates Obama and McCain sound off on national security, veterans issues and the flag.

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THE POWER OF POWER: The H20 Factor

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former United Nations secretary-general, has said that the next global conflict will erupt not over oil, but over water.

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Up to the Challenge

National Commaner Dave Rehbein leaves the laboratory to lead The American Legion.

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THE POWER OF POWER: Corn-Fed Fuel

Ethanol has been cast for years as America’s economic and environmental salvation. But there are two sides to the cost-benefit analysis.

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Birth of a War

The 1983 Beirut barracks attack ignited a quarter-century of conflict that America has yet to fully understand.

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Operation Freedom Car

The March issue of The American Legion Magazine included a special pull-out poster featuring American Legion Racing and No. 76 driver Jerick Johnson. The poster is available here as a free download. Just click the links below.

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Muted Messages

For much of U.S. media, good news in Iraq is bad news, or no news at all.

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All hands on deck

The American Legion’s first national commander from Florida, retired Navy captain Clarence Hill, calls on members to engage a new generation.

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76 Hours of Hell

A recounting of the battle for Betio in the Pacific's Tarawa Atoll.

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Valerie Tobias

How the military changed my life

Earlier this year, The American Legion Magazine asked readers to put pen to paper and explain how military service changed their lives.

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For Those Who've Lost Their Heroes

A college senior from Michigan will soon spend another winter break without his father, a staff sergeant whose life was taken in a mortar attack in Baqubah, Iraq, on Christmas Day 2003. Two teen brothers in California will take a moment this holiday season to remember their Marine-pilot stepfather who was killed in an air crash in Pakistan; the oldest boy was only 12 when he tearfully described their late parent as "a hero, especially to me" at the funeral five years ago. Two students at the University of Illinois, a brother and sister, are about to complete their college degrees and lau

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Severe Eye Injuries Don't Stop Missouri Ballplayer

Larry Whitaker started playing baseball when he was 5 years old. He was a gifted young player, able to elevate his game enough to make travel teams by the time he was 11. But everything the young man dreamed of nearly fell to pieces on the Fourth of July 2005 when a bottle rocket misfired and hit Whitaker in his left eye. His cornea was scratched, and his iris was shattered. His right eye was also damaged. Suddenly, he was legally blind. Doctors said he would never play baseball again.

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TBI: Minds over motion

VA-connected research proves that thoughts alone can control computers.

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Our courts: terrorism's new weapon

Members of al-Qaeda, the Taliban and various other rogue cells committed to our destruction are now granted legal privileges previously enjoyed only by U.S. citizens.

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