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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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A day of remembrance

A day of remembrance

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

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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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'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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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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'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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'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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'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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$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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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'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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