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Memphis-area vets find help at Legion town hall

Memphis-area vets find help at Legion town hall

VA staff addressed concerns, offered solutions to patients' problems with appointments, claims and more at Legion-led forum; Veterans Benefits Center starts today.

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I Am The American Legion - Betty Gonzales

“It’s an honor to be there when they are saying goodbye to their loved ones.”

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More than names

Janie Schaut hopes her personal histories for veterans of her community will inspire similar work nationwide.

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America at war

A chronology of U.S. military interventions and the prices paid.

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'Veterans cannot suspend death'

As Memorial Day approaches, I take great pride in one of The American Legion’s more recent victories, which restored the burial of veterans in one of our nation’s overseas cemeteries.

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'Why Memorial Day'

Before his 30-year tenure as a U.S Supreme Court justice, for which he is often remembered as the “Great Dissenter,” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. fought in the Civil War on the side of the Union. A first lieutenant in the 20th Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers, he was seriously wounded at the battles of Ball’s Bluff, Antietam and Chancellorsville. On May 30, 1884, Holmes gave the following address to his fellow veterans at John Sedgwick Post No. 4, Grand Army of the Republic, in Keene, N.H. It is the first of his two famous and oft-quoted Memorial Day speeches.

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Legion provides tablet to recovering servicemember

Legion provides tablet to recovering servicemember

OCW provides Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 to wounded warrior being treated for traumatic brain injury at Minneapolis VA facility.

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Doolittle Raiders give Congressional Medal to museum

Doolittle Raiders give Congressional Medal to museum

The group's last two surviving members presented the honor to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

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Kellie Pickler to perform at Legion World Series

Kellie Pickler to perform at Legion World Series

Country star's free concert set for Aug. 8 in Shelby, N.C., as part of the Annual 7th Inning Stretch Festival.

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Post 177 again hosting Rolling Thunder events

Post 177 again hosting Rolling Thunder events

Rides to Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery among activities planned May 22-24 around nation's capital.

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In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Nestled in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has shed its insular worldwview and emerged as a major player in its region.

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VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

VBA alliance vital to success of Legion Veterans Benefits Action Center events

Working together, North Carolina American Legion and VA benefits staff changing lives, ending frustrations.

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Legion works with VA to reopen clinics in Puerto Rico

Legion works with VA to reopen clinics in Puerto Rico

Clinics in Mayaguez and Ponce were shut down by a minor technicality in VA policy.

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N.Y. veterans foundation unveils plans to create job opportunities

N.Y. veterans foundation unveils plans to create job opportunities

VetEx Foundation Inc., community sponsors present hope to add up to 500 jobs for veterans in Newburgh, N.Y.

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North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

North Carolina veterans benefits centers changing lives by the thousands

In three days, the Department of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center delivered nearly $600,000 in retroactive, overdue VA benefits.

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Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

Legion: Past time for VA to regain trust

National Commander Helm responds to Department of Veterans Inspector General report substantiating gross mismanagement, negligence and misconduct at Philly Regional Office.

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ABMC offers new app to navigate cemeteries

ABMC offers new app to navigate cemeteries

Government agency offers mobile access to facilities in France and England.

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StreetShares wins Harvard Business School award

Social lending website wins prestigious award, continues mission to help win loans for veteran small business owners.

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Top honor for Doolittle Raiders

Top honor for Doolittle Raiders

The two surviving members will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on Saturday and present it to the Air Force Museum in Ohio. The event will be broadcast on the web.

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Flight program lifts up students' skills

Flight program lifts up students' skills

Supported by American Legion posts, the National Flight Academy is helping students develop leadership, science, math and communication skills in an immersive environment.

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Legion: Claims appeals court should add judges

Legion: Claims appeals court should add judges

With four current judges retiring, more judges need to be added to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Credentialing Summit set for April 28-29 in Washington

Credentialing Summit set for April 28-29 in Washington

Legion event will focus on breaking down barriers that stop veterans and servicemembers from getting job licenses and credentials.

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Department of Utah honored with social award

American Legion department receives a Best of Salt Lake City Award for Outstanding Social Service Organization.

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Florida youth wins Oratorical finals

Florida youth wins Oratorical finals

Geeta Minocha, a senior from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla., wins first place, $18,000 scholarship in National Oratorical Contest.

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Finalists field set for National Oratorical Contest

Finalists field set for National Oratorical Contest

Participants from Florida, Iowa and Illinois advance to finals, which will be live-streamed beginning at 10 a.m. ET Sunday on www.legiontv.org.

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Millions in revenue unaccounted for at West Los Angeles VA

Legion, veterans and advocates attend VA townhall meeting, demanding transparency and accounting of funds at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Legion reaching out to vets in Memphis area

Organization will conduct a town hall meeting and operate a three-day Veterans Benefits Center as part of its veterans outreach program nationwide.

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VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

VA to conduct Los Angeles town hall meeting

Department of Veterans Affairs officials will hear concerns raised by veterans at recent Legion-sponsored town hall.

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Eagle Award competition winding down

Eagle Award competition winding down

Six Legion departments showing highest percentage of membership gain in their respective size categories between October and May target dates will receive metallic eagle statue.

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'The best thing since iced tea'

'The best thing since iced tea'

Day 1 of North Carolina's Veterans Benefits Action Center brings life-changing help to several veterans.

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