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The Great Reversal: Wilson's decision for war

On the evening of April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson delivered one of the most famous addresses in U.S. history; he asked Congress to recognize that a state of war existed between the United States and Germany.

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Valerie Tobias

How the military changed my life

Earlier this year, The American Legion Magazine asked readers to put pen to paper and explain how military service changed their lives.

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NYC Post 1870 hosts Marines

NYC Post 1870 hosts Marines

New York City Post 1870 hosted Marines serving aboard the U.S.S. New York on Wednesday night. Marines ate dinner and learned about the importance of the Legion.

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WWII Museum unveils latest additions

The Solomon Victory Theater, Stage Door Canteen and The American Sector restaurant open their doors this weekend at the museum in New

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Craigslist founder joins VA innovation panel

Craig Newmark, founder of advertising Web site Craigslist, has agreed to serve on the VA blue-ribbon panel that will evaluate ideas to improve disability claims processing time and provide greater transparency for veterans.

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Pelosi speaks with Legion Magazine

Pelosi speaks with Legion Magazine

Speaker says VA offers lessons for national health-care reform

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Legion applauds VA five-year plan

The American Legion welcomed VA’s five-year plan to eliminate homelessness among veterans; the Legion has provided expert testimony on the issue to Congress and VA for several years.

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VA puts hold on new Agent Orange claims

VA puts hold on new Agent Orange claims

VA has stayed the adjudication of new claims based on exposure to Agent Orange; it says that new regulations on presumptive medical conditions need to be finalized.

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Maryland Legion Riders launching charity cruise

Maryland Legion Riders launching charity cruise

A September 2010 Caribbean cruise will raise funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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Team registration process to go electronic Jan. 1

Team registration process to go electronic Jan. 1

The registration process for American Legion Baseball teams is about to become a lot easier. Starting next year, coaches will be able to fill out team applications online, and the entire application process will be electronic.

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Online professional networking

Online professional networking

Tips on how to use online social networking well when looking for a job.

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Freedom Car races for rookie honors

 Freedom Car races for rookie honors

Jerick Johnson, driver of  The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car, seeks Rookie of the Year title at Memphis Motorsports Park.

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Legion College grads donate to Wounded Warrior Project

Legion College grads donate to Wounded Warrior Project

The 2009 class donated $512 to Operation Comfort Warriors.

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VSOs send letter of thanks to Reid

VSOs send letter of thanks to Reid

The American Legion and 12 other VSOs signed a letter of thanks to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressing appreciation for his help in moving important legislation on VA health care quickly to the Senate for a floor vote.

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51 graduate from Legion College

51 graduate from Legion College

The American Legion National College graduated its second-largest class ever. The group made a lasting mark on the community with a donation to the local VA medical center.

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Legion has mixed feelings on new Defense Act

Legion has mixed feelings on new Defense Act

Although The American Legion applauded a 3.4-percent pay increase for servicemembers and an additional 30,000 troops for the U.S. Army, it expressed disappointment that Congress failed to improve certain veterans benefits.

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Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years

American Legion calls on members to help celebrate anniversary of The Boy Scouts.

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Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion Baseball World Series champs, Midland, Mich., was honored during Major League Baseball World Series on Oct. 28.

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Legion logs 916,000 volunteer hours with VA

Legion logs 916,000 volunteer hours with VA

Legionnaires across the nation volunteered 916,598 hours of their time at VA medical centers and other facilities, saving VA – and taxpayers – about $18.5 million.

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Committee OKs amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses

Committee OKs Buyer amendment to elevate priority status of veteran-owned small businesses.

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Oratoricals helped shape Lou Dobbs' career

Oratoricals helped shape Lou Dobbs' career

Growing up in southern Idaho, CNN co-founder Lou Dobbs was once an Oratorical Contest state champion.

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Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion champs honored at World Series

Legion Baseball World Series champs, Midland, Mich., to be honored during Major League Baseball World Series tonight

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Legion to attend 2010 Defense Authorization Act signing today

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion’s Washington office, will attend the 2010 Defense Authorization Act signing at the White House today at 2:30 p.m.

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VA seeks temporary contractor to help process education claims

VA seeks temporary contractor to help process education claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a solicitation Oct. 21 for temporary contractor support to assist in processing the increased volume of education claims received since implementing the new Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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Legion: VA outsourcing should be temporary

Legion: VA outsourcing should be temporary

“A good temporary solution” is how American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill characterized VA’s decision to employ an outside contractor to assist in processing the large volume of GI Bill claims.

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Eleventh annual Legion College under way

Eleventh annual Legion College under way

Attendees urged to wisely use what they learn during weeklong classroom presentations and practical exercises.

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Flag amendment needs co-sponsors in House, Senate

Identical versions of the flag amendment rest in committee in both chambers of Congress. Legionnaires are encouraged to contact their senators and representatives and ask them to support the amendment.

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Milwaukee: Premiere Midwest destination

Milwaukee: Premiere Midwest destination

Milwaukee is a premiere Midwestern meeting destination. State-of-the-art convention facilities are conveniently located at Midwest Airlines Center.

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Legion College welcomes 50 students

The American Legion College convenes Sunday in Indianapolis for its 10th meeting since being reinstituted as an organizational event. Around 50 students will attend.

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Scouts celebrate 100 years

Scouts celebrate 100 years

Boy Scouts of America reaches the century mark.

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