National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger says Legion has responsibility to draw attention to impact government shutdown has on veterans.
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Marine serves country in Vietnam, then again in Iraq to honor long-held promise.
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The Legion's Child Welfare Foundation awarded its 2014 grants to 21 nonprofit organizations whose mission is to care for the well-being of youth.
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PTSD-TBI event will coincide with organization’s annual Washington Conference.
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National Commander Dan Dellinger implores Congress to end the government shutdown to ensure veterans benefits don’t disappear on Nov 1.
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About 30 organizations that help veterans and servicemembers, including The American Legion, sent a loud and clear message to Capitol Hill that the shutdown must end.
National Commander Dellinger will discuss the shutdown’s ongoing negative effects on Oct. 15 at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis
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Twelve former American Legion Shooting Sports participants compete on a rifle team ranked in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top 20.
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The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund serves as as National Commander Gladden’s main project for this year.
National commander says fake arrival ceremonies of POW/MIA servicemembers’ remains is deceptive, not symbolic.
President signs into law legislation restoring death benefits for fallen servicemembers.
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Comments by White House press secretary characterized as 'national disgrace' by national commander.
VA medical malpractice and over-reliance on drugs alleged in congressional hearing.
American Legion service officers are still offering claims assistance despite the partial government shutdown.
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Unless additional funding arrives before November first, current and prospective G.I. Bill students will lose benefits, says VA secretary.
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Department of Veterans Affairs halts all software development, including work on Veterans Benefits Management System.
The VA secretary explained the dire effects on America’s veterans if the government shutdown continues.
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Several schools are protecting DoD-supported students during the government shutdown by suspending their tuition payments.
Canadian Legion post helps continue Memorial Day observance north of the border.
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Week in Review
Week ending 10/4/2013
For the first time ever, the 2014 Junior Shooting Sports target sets can be purchased online at Legion.org/shooting.
Legion, Student Veterans of America and VFW team up to create interactive map of United States to help veterans find states that offer in-state tuition to all veterans.
Those wishing to attend the forum in Washington, D.C., sponsored by VET-Force, must register by Oct. 10.
America’s veterans will continue to suffer as long as Congress and the White House refuse to act responsibly.
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Legion supports resolution introduced in House that would continue to fund death gratuity benefit, which isn’t being paid during federal government shutdown.
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U.S. Sportsmen Alliance Foundation, a Child Welfare Foundation grant recipient, helps youth experience archery, fishing and more with its Trailblazer Adventure Program.
Because of the continuing government shutdown, VA closes all public services at its regional offices.
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The Aleethia Foundation hosted its 10th reunion dinner in Washington, D.C., for nearly 400 servicemembers, their families and supporters of the foundation.
National Commander Dan Dellinger makes strong appeal to end government shutdown and threat to veterans’ benefits.
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