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Operation Comfort Warriors keeps pledge

One of my favorite clauses in the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion comes at the end: “To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”

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Holiday Honors

Maine businessman describes how one year of extra inventory led to a nationwide act of remembrance at Christmas time.

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The boy with the 40-year-old kidney

From the moment he entered this world, little Gabriel and those around him faced an uphill battle to keep him from leaving it.

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The Magi from Texas

On Christmas Eve 1943, three unexpected visitors brought peace to a war-torn Italian town.

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A Soldier's Wish

A Soldier's Wish

An early Easter ambush changes Brendan Marrocco's life forever.

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Legion pleased with fiscal 2010 funding bill

Legion pleased with fiscal 2010 funding bill

Legislation includes $134.6 billion allocated toward critical VA, military programs.

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VA releases hospital 'report card'

VA releases hospital 'report card'

Report notes that while VA's quality of care is outstanding, there is still work to be done in some areas.

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Legion praises dropping of flagpole lawsuit

Legion praises dropping of flagpole lawsuit

The Sussex Square Homeowners' Association Board has withdrawn legal action against a World War II Medal of Honor recipient who erected a flagpole with the U.S. flag on his property.

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Hill: Symbols 'worth preserving'

Hill: Symbols 'worth preserving'

National Commander Clarence Hill is in California, where the ACLU is trying to have a cross removed that has stood at a veterans memorial since 1954.

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Boy Scouts schedule live audio cast for Thursday

Boy Scouts schedule live audio cast for Thursday

Boy Scouts to kick off 100th anniversary with live audio cast that figures to unite a quarter million Scouting enthusiasts nationwide.

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Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

Shinseki: VA home loan program a success

In the nation's troubled housing market, VA reports that its home loans have had a lower foreclosure rate than any other type of home loan in the industry.

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Co-sponsors needed for flag amendment

Co-sponsors needed for flag amendment

Five American Legion departments already have secured full co-sponsorship of House Joint Resolution 47.

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VA to survey veterans' households

VA to survey veterans' households

The Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its national survey to raise awareness of VA benefits.

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'We might even survive this'

'We might even survive this'

An eyewitness remembers Pearl Harbor.

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Donations needed for OCW

Donations needed for OCW

Items purchased through Operation Comfort Warriors provide much-needed comfort items for wounded servicemembers recovering in military hospitals and warrior transition units.

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Legion supports veteran's fight for flagpole

Legion supports veteran's fight for flagpole

A Medal of Honor recipient wants to fly his U.S. flag on his front lawn, but his homeowners' association says no.

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A Wounded Soldier's Wish

A Wounded Soldier's Wish

Brendan Marrocco had a simple, straightforward goal: to walk by the time his combat infantry brigade returned home from Iraq.

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Legion takes part in DoD outreach program

Legion takes part in DoD outreach program

Last month, The American Legion took part in a Joint Interagency Strategic Working Group, which was organized by DoD’s Transition Assistance Program.

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Legion supports troop surge, opposes timelines

Legion supports troop surge, opposes timelines

The American Legion is praising reports that President Obama is sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan but opposes an exit strategy that takes place before the mission is accomplished.

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Second charity hockey game set for Dec. 5

Second charity hockey game set for Dec. 5

A year ago, Citadel and Virginia Military Institute partnered with The American Legion to raise more than $6,000 for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund. The three will partner again this weekend.

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Georgia post to host naturalization class

Georgia post to host naturalization class

American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., will host an official U.S. Citizenship Class for legal aliens and people interested in the naturalization process.

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Supreme Court sends detainee photos case back to appeals court

Supreme Court sends detainee photos case back to appeals court

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated and remanded an appeals court ruling that would have ordered the release of photographs of detainees allegedly abused by their U.S. captors.

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VA consolidates Cleveland health-care facilities

VA consolidates Cleveland health-care facilities

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki cites improved access for veterans.

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Connecticut post keeps local soldiers in touch with their families

Connecticut post keeps local soldiers in touch with their families

Kiltonic Post 72 in Southington, Conn., has teamed with Computer Science Corp. to donate 44 laptops to servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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A Wounded Soldier's Wish

A Wounded Soldier's Wish

Severly injured, Army Spc. Brendan Marrocco's goal was to walk by the time his unit returned home. Beating unimaginable odds, he accomplished much more.

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Riders staying busy across the country

Riders staying busy across the country

Whether it's raising funds or providing toys for children, The American Legion Riders are making a difference wherever they ride.

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Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

Commentary: Be thankful for our troops

As you gather with your family today, remember the men and women who make it possible.

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VA: Military suicide rate 'unacceptable'

VA: Military suicide rate 'unacceptable'

The Department of Veterans Affairs has programs in place to reduce an alarming suicide rate among veterans.

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Milwaukee offers several transportation rental possibilities

Milwaukee offers several transportation rental possibilities

Several businesses will offer scooter rental during the 91st National Convention.

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Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Respondents to an American Legion online poll last week were sharply divided about whether Purple Hearts should be issued to victims of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

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