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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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'It'll never happen again. Not on our watch.'

'It'll never happen again. Not on our watch.'

NVC Willaim Schrier laid a wreath at The Wall as part of a Memorial Day ritual. He shared his thoughts about the experience and his own service after the event.

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'Greatest Generation' visits war memorial

'Greatest Generation' visits war memorial

On May 25, Honor Flight brought veterans from Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Washington for a visit to the World War II Memorial.

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'With Feeling and Reverence'

'With Feeling and Reverence'

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

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Flag Day speech available

Flag Day speech available

Legion posts also encouraged to upload recaps, photos of Memorial Day celebrations to Legiontown.

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Site honors deceased servicemembers

Site honors deceased servicemembers

iMortuary.com site allows visitors to place virtual flowers on wall memorializing U.S. servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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A day of remembrance

A day of remembrance

National Commander Foster in Illinois to help commemorate Armed Forces Day.

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Fourth Estate winners announced

Fourth Estate winners announced

The American Legion Fourth Estate Award recognizes one broadcast station and two newspapers for outstanding achievement in journalism.

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Peterson provides PSAs for Legacy Fund

Peterson provides PSAs for Legacy Fund

Country music star Michael Peterson conducts two public service announcements on why the Legacy Scholarship Fund is important to our military families.

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Legion calls for release of bin Laden photo

Legion calls for release of bin Laden photo

National Commander Jimmie Foster calls for President Obama to release photos of slain Al Qaeda leader.

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Bin Laden killed in U.S. special forces raid

Bin Laden killed in U.S. special forces raid

Al-Qaida leader and longtime face of terrorism cornered and slain in a top-secret military operation in Pakistan.

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Legion documentary in GI Film Festival

Legion documentary in GI Film Festival

Movie garners honorable mention at fifth-annual film festival, which takes place May 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

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Memorial Day speech available

Memorial Day speech available

Document, available in either Word or PDF, is meant to serve as a guide as posts conduct Memorial Day events.

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$1 million prize for an Andretti race fan

$1 million prize for an Andretti race fan

One lucky race fan will win $1 million if Indy car driver John Andretti crosses the finish line first during the Indianapolis 500.

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Teen's website making a difference

Teen's website making a difference

16-year-old Virginia high school student creates online database for OIF, OEF servicemembers buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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HUD-VASH vouchers survive budget cut

HUD-VASH vouchers survive budget cut

$50 million in housing vouchers designed to help chronically homeless veterans had been threatened by spending cuts in 2011 federal budget.

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Legion supports 'The Making of a Star'

Legion supports 'The Making of a Star'

Auditions for summer TV series seeking talented servicemembers, veterans planned in eight cities nationwide.

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2011 Legion streaming schedule set

2011 Legion streaming schedule set

Oratorical Contest, Boys Nation and American Legion Baseball World series among events to be available to view online.

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Peterson helps youths write their stories

Peterson helps youths write their stories

More than 850 middle and high school students from New Washington, Ohio, heard Michael Peterson present his program, ‘TAG! You’re It.’

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'I never thought I’d be the last one'

Frank Buckles, America’s last veteran of the Great War, enters the history books.

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'Tag! You're It' program heads to Ohio

'Tag! You're It' program heads to Ohio

On March 28, Michael Peterson will be speaking to high school students in New Washington, Ohio, about his program that gives young adults direction in life.

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U.S. flag has earned protection

Your help is needed to give the nation's most revered symbol freedom from physical desecration.

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A deep tradition of supporting women vets

A deep tradition of supporting women vets

The Legion's two-month, worldwide online survey of female veterans is only a small part of the advocacy the organization has done for women veterans.

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Last U.S doughboy laid to rest

Last U.S doughboy laid to rest

With American Legion National Vice Commander Eugene Pytka in attendance, World War I veteran Frank Buckles is buried in Arlington National Cemetery

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A South Carolina tradition

A South Carolina tradition

American Legion national commander applauded for annual testimony before the South Carolina General Assembly.

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Buckles to be laid to rest March 15

Buckles to be laid to rest March 15

Last American World War I veteran will lie in honor for six hours before being interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Power problem nearly repaired

Power problem nearly repaired

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92 years of 'For God and Country'

92 years of 'For God and Country'

March 15 marks the official birthday of The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization.

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Legionnaires rally against anti-gay church

Legionnaires rally against anti-gay church

High-school play about hate crime draws more than 500 to counter-protest, but the Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t show up.

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Women veterans sought for survey

Women veterans sought for survey

Foundation wants to know how and why women, including veterans, use high-speed Internet technology.

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