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On Guard

When grieving families of fallen U.S. servicemembers came under attack by the Westboro Baptist Church, American Legion Riders responded by forming the Patriot Guard.

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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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America's Next Commander in Chief

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

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Up to the Challenge

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

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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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Muted Messages

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

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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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The Four Pillars

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

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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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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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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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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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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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RAPID FIRE: Remembering 9/11

On the era in which we live.

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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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Cops Under Fire

Among other challenges, America's police officers face a disturbing rise in aggression toward law enforcement.

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The road to a better GI Bill

Young veterans from across America converged on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building on April 29 to voice support for a new and improved GI Bill.

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The measure of a woman

Combat-wounded Army captain makes her name in defense contracting.

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The value of volunteering

It really doesn't matter in what way or how often you volunteer. What matters is that you do volunteer.

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Damned if we don't

Too costly to repair and hard to remove, America's 80,000 dams just keep getting older.

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A Place to Call Home

Institutional children's homes have nearly vanished across America, but not in Ponca City, Okla., where The American Legion still fulfills an oath made long ago.

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Patriot Slave

After finding a little-known Revolutionary War hero in her family tree, a genealogical researcher wants to restore his legacy.

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No cold pills in Iraq

The following words came from an e-mail sent by Army Pfc. Troy Ruffin (right) on July 4, 2007. A combat medic with the Third Infantry Division, Ruffin recently returned from deployment in Iraq.

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River Runner

World War II glider pilot still shoots the whitewater at 91.

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"Showdown: Air Combat"

Military Channel launches series on historic aerial dogfight.

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A Salute to Military Fathers

From the children who have never stopped looking up to them.

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Saddle Magic

Horses for Heroes reveals to disabled veterans the mysterious wonders of equine therapy.

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Our Other Immigration Problem

Fixing the naturalization process will turn an American weakness into a strength.

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America needs an historic investment

History proves that one can never go wrong by betting on America's GIs. And employers rarely go wrong by hiring veterans.

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TBI: Minds over motion

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

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