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Memorial gives overdue recognition to nation's disabled vets

Memorial gives overdue recognition to nation's disabled vets

Legion a long-time supporter of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, the first memorial honoring country's 4 million disabled veterans.

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Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

Commander: Not the time to shortchange DoD

This week’s ISIS air strikes, and the continuing need for ground forces, illustrate that defense cuts and troop reductions are unwise in a time of war.

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Cold War veterans reunite in Alaska

Cold War veterans reunite in Alaska

Reunion took place at Chena Lakes in North Pole, Alaska.

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'They've given me hope'

'They've given me hope'

87 veterans visit Legion's Veterans Crisis Command Center in Medford, Ore., in another successful outreach effort.

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National Security report - 9/19/14

Week ending 9/19/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Legion provides much-needed venue for Oregon veterans

Legion provides much-needed venue for Oregon veterans

Access, customer service and other issues with VA come up during Legion town hall meeting in White City.

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Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Spirit of The American Legion in St. Louis

Commander leads ceremony to recognize location of historic St. Louis Caucus that helped launch The American Legion in 1919.

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Loudoun County, Legion reach out to local veterans

Legionnaire organizers founded 'Salute to Military' to assist veterans with the benefits process and provide information about the VA.

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CWF recipients share success of grant

CWF recipients share success of grant

The Legion's eighth annual Children & Youth Conference featured presentations from Young Marines, Joe Foss Institute and more.

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Legion veterans outreach center set for D.C.

Legion veterans outreach center set for D.C.

Legion invites participation from local veterans who experienced delays in appointments and receiving benefits.

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Americanism Conference begins Friday

Americanism Conference begins Friday

The conference will be held Sept. 26-28 downtown Indianapolis at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel.

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Hiring fair brings railroad jobs to veterans

Hiring fair brings railroad jobs to veterans

Hiring Our Heroes event welcomes Amtrak, CSX and Norfolk Southern to Indianapolis.

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Longtime NECman honored on Senate floor

Longtime NECman honored on Senate floor

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr pays tribute to fellow North Carolina resident Jerry Hedrick, who passed away Aug. 25 during the national convention in Charlotte.

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2015 membership dues due

2015 membership dues due

Pay by mail or at Oct. 15 meeting.

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Past Department of Alaska commander dies

Past Department of Alaska commander dies

William "Jerry" Blair was commander from 1985-1986.

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Sept. 12, 2014 - National Security report

Week ending 9/12/14 NATIONAL SECURITY

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Helm slams lack of accountability at VA in letter to president

Helm slams lack of accountability at VA in letter to president

National commander: ‘We are hearing little about pervasiveness of corruption and incompetence.'

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‘This is the way the process should be’

‘This is the way the process should be’

Veterans get help, straight answers during Honolulu Veterans Crisis Command Center.

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Legion provides help to south Texas veterans

Legion provides help to south Texas veterans

Frustration turns to satisfaction for veterans who received one-on-one help with claims assistance, benefits, appointment scheduling and more.

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The Costs of Turning Inward

The Costs of Turning Inward

The United States is at a crossroads with its space program after spending decades revering it as a source of national pride and achievement.

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‘A war to preserve our freedom’

‘A war to preserve our freedom’

Legion National Commander Mike Helms speaks at New Hampshire rededication of 9/11 memorial.

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Post service officers assisted 181,129 veterans in 2013

Post service officers assisted 181,129 veterans in 2013

The American Legion's Consolidated Post Report shows an increase in VA claims assistance, volunteerism, donations and more.

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Legion-supported veterans jobs bill introduced in Senate

Senate measure would restore federally funded veterans job-search specialists who were cut in April.

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T-shirt sells Legion membership

T-shirt sells Legion membership

Past department commander wears a Legion T-shirt and gets asked membership questions.

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Veterans have mixed feelings about south Texas VA

Veterans have mixed feelings about south Texas VA

During an American Legion town hall meeting, veterans express frustration in delays and communication gaps. But others note improvement in overall care.

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Legion's Children & Youth Conference begins Friday

Legion's Children & Youth Conference begins Friday

The eighth annual conference will be held downtown Indianapolis Sept. 19-21.

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Town hall meeting, veterans crisis center set for Oregon

Town hall meeting, veterans crisis center set for Oregon

Legion invites participation from local veterans who experienced delays in appointments and receiving benefits.

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Veterans outreach program planned for Virginia

Five American Legion posts will participate in the Loudoun County event Sept. 27 to honor and help the military community.

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Legion to Congress: VA needs to improve accuracy of disability claims

Legion to Congress: VA needs to improve accuracy of disability claims

American Legion recommends that Congress pass a bill that would require VA to provide more specific information on the status of benefits claims and appeals in its online Monday Morning Workload Report.

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2014 convention resolutions on Digital Archive

2014 convention resolutions on Digital Archive

Read the 277 resolutions that passed during the Legion's 96th national convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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