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'A gentleman personified'

'A gentleman personified'

Past National Commander Ray Smith is remembered as a genuine man who knew how to inspire those around him.

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PNC Ray Smith passes away

PNC Ray Smith passes away

North Carolina native served as American Legion national commander from 2000-2001.

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Hundreds gather for memorial dedication

Hundreds gather for memorial dedication

The new Jewish Chaplains Memorial was dedicated on Oct. 24 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Jewish Chaplains Memorial dedication set

Jewish Chaplains Memorial dedication set

The Jewish Chaplains Memorial will be dedicated today at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Sanford Guide now online in VA facilities

Sanford Guide now online in VA facilities

Reference guide for the treatment of infectious diseases now available to all VA medical centers.

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Outstanding military students

The American Legion recently honored five military academy students.

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Website offers opportunity to thank veterans

Website offers opportunity to thank veterans

National World War II Museum site allows visitors to provide written, photographic or video thank-you messages to America's veterans.

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Intrepid crew honored

Intrepid crew honored

Remains of 13 U.S. servicemembers killed in Tripoli harbor still haven't come home.

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Attendance encouraged at oil meetings

Attendance encouraged at oil meetings

Legion encourages Americans to attend public meetings next week concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that could create 20,000 jobs.

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Legiontown campaign kicks off

Legiontown campaign kicks off

Third annual Legion initiative covers a multitude of possible local events.

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Jewish Chaplains Memorial site under way

Jewish Chaplains Memorial site under way

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Jewish Chaplains Memorial took place Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Department of New York Legionnaires join with USS New York crew for sunset memorial ceremony aboard USS Intrepid.

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Patriot Day, 10 years later

Patriot Day, 10 years later

Numerous weekend events across the country to mark anniversary of 9/11 attacks.

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Tell us what you are doing

Tell us what you are doing

Posts, districts and departments are making a difference in their communities, cities and states every day. Share those stories with us so they can be publicized on legion.org

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In Your Own Words

In Your Own Words

Legion offers a new forum to share stories, photos, music, history and more.

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Cost of war persists long after battles end

Cost of war persists long after battles end

Murray: Planning needed to cover decades-long needs of new veterans.

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Legion attends Korean War ceremony

Legion attends Korean War ceremony

The American Legion lays a wreath in Washington to commemorate Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

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An idea now etched in stone

An idea now etched in stone

A 2010 Legion College student's suggestion to engrave the four pillars outside of National Headquarters comes to fruition.

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Poland looks to Illinois for model program

Poland looks to Illinois for model program

Delegation meets with American Legion, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and National Guard for guidance in building a support system for veterans.

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Monument to Jewish chaplains on horizon

Monument to Jewish chaplains on horizon

Retired rear admiral explains what happened after one of the famed "Four Chaplains" was noticeably absent from Arlington National Cemetery.

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'A very sad and traumatic time'

'A very sad and traumatic time'

On April 29, 1975, Thuy Pyo and her mother, Kim Nguyen, were evacuated by helicopter from Saigon during the chaos surrounding the end of the Vietnam War.

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Legion honors Mongolian war heroes

Legion honors Mongolian war heroes

Pair who saved lives of many Operation Iraqi Freedom coalition troops tours Washington office.

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'With Feeling and Reverence'

Wisconsin’s William Berg has played Taps for the same post since before World War II.

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Legion supports religious charge against VA

Legion supports religious charge against VA

The Legion is in support of legal action that alleges unlawful religious discrimination against America's veterans buried at the Houston National Cemetery.

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Patriotic concert set for re-broadcast

Patriotic concert set for re-broadcast

Medical Musical Group's Memorial Day concert will air on Fox Business Channel on July 3.

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To Shed One's Sickness

To Shed One's Sickness

Literary journal helps Eastern Kentucky veteran students adjust to lives after war

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WW II women vets honored on Flag Day

WW II women vets honored on Flag Day

Legion representatives joined state and government officials at a ceremony recognizing women from 'The Greatest Generation.'

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Legion helps celebrate Memorial Day in D.C.

Legion helps celebrate Memorial Day in D.C.

Organization representatives participated in holiday events and rituals in and around the nation’s capital.

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A costly, yet worthwhile venture

A costly, yet worthwhile venture

Though conducting an Honor Flight program is an expensive venture, those whose are involved say they will do what it takes to keep the network running.

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'Never forget what these heroes have done'

'Never forget what these heroes have done'

During a Memorial Day observance at Quantico, Legion Executive Director Peter Gaytan stressed the importance of remembering those who have fallen at war.

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