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Indianapolis community honors its active-duty military and veterans

Indianapolis community honors its active-duty military and veterans

Veterans Day Council of Indianapolis hosted a memorial service, parade and banquet to honor men and women who serve or have served in the U.S. military.

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New York City Veterans Day Parade 2009

New York City Veterans Day Parade 2009

Legionnaires share the spotlight in annual procession through the Big Apple.

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Hill praises veterans of Berlin Airlift

Commander praised the veterans of the operation that still ranks as the largest humanitarian airlift operation in history.

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Busy Veterans Day for Commander Hill

Busy Veterans Day for Commander Hill

Hill made several stops in the morning and early afternoon, including attending the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery as a special guest.

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Slideshow: Monuments of Honor

Slideshow: Monuments of Honor

View a photo slideshow of veterans monuments in Washington, D.C.

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High traffic temporarily idles new site

The new American Legion National Headquarters Web site was inaccessible for much of Wednesday morning due to technological problems related to high Veterans Day traffic.

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Hill praises veterans during college address

Hill praises veterans during college address

Addressing more than 70 people at the Catholic College of America, American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill called veterans "ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things."

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Hill watches Obama sign vet employment order

Hill watches Obama sign vet employment order

National Commander Clarence Hill witnessed Obama sign an executive order establishing a Council on Veterans Employment and a veterans employment program for federal agencies.

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Hill comes away from Bethesda impressed

Hill comes away from Bethesda impressed

The attitudes of the servicemembers recovering at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda are amazing, but not shocking, to National Commander Clarence Hill.

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Council of Veterans Employment is 'decent start'

Council of Veterans Employment is 'decent start'

The American Legion is cheering, with reservations, an Obama administration initiative to provide more federal employment for military veterans.

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NYC Veterans Day parade expects 20,000

NYC Veterans Day parade expects 20,000

Department of New York Legionnaires will be well represented in Wednesday's 90th Anniversary Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

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Hill discusses vet issues at Pentagon breakfast

Hill discusses vet issues at Pentagon breakfast

An easy transition from service to civilian life was among the topics discussed by a DoD official and Clarence Hill during a breakfast at the Pentagon this morning.

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Legion raises funds for recovering heroes

The American Legion family is renewing its Operation Comfort Warriors fundraising efforts during the holiday season to purchase comfort items for troops recovering in U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units around the world.

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A Veterans Day message

Veterans Day is for ordinary people accomplishing the extraordinary.

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Open the channels of communication

Today's generation of veterans does not wait for the news, answers to research questions, or driving directions. They click a mouse, expect instant results, and usually get them.

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National WWII Museum opens new attractions

National WWII Museum opens new attractions

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans opened a theater, live show and restaurant during a weekend celebration that included Hollywood actor Tom Hanks.

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American Legion launches new Web site

American Legion launches new Web site

The American Legion launched its new Web site Nov. 8, featuring a wealth of new content and a complete redesign.

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Freedom Car driver captures rookie title

Freedom Car driver captures rookie title

Jerick Johnson, driver of The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car, captured the American Speed Association Late Model Challenge rookie points trophy Nov. 7.

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USS New York commissioned into U.S. fleet

USS New York commissioned into U.S. fleet

On 9/11, terrorists took down a symbol of America when they attacked the World Trade Center towers. But Saturday’s commissioning of the USS New York created a new symbol of America and its people.

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USS New York a 'symbol of this city'

USS New York a 'symbol of this city'

Legionnaires and former NYPD members become emotional as the USS New York is commissioned.

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COP Keating troops to receive $100,000

COP Keating troops to receive $100,000

Soldiers attacked by enemy forces at Command Outpost Keating in Afghanistan are reaping the benefits of an American Legion-inspired fundraising campaign.Watch Legionnaires shopping for COP Keating troops.

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Michigan Legionnaire and son earn Boy Scouts heroism awards

Michigan Legionnaire and son earn Boy Scouts heroism awards

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1927 National Convention in Paris

1927 National Convention in Paris

Legionnaires cavorted at Coney Island, New York, before crossing the waves to the Tracadero in Paris, France. Watch the video.

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Wounded troops tour USS New York

Wounded troops tour USS New York

Around 45 wounded U.S. servicemembers toured the USS New York on Thursday. The special showing was made possible by American Legion Post 1870 and the New York Police Department.

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Legion responds to Fort Hood tragedy

Legion responds to Fort Hood tragedy

American Legion National Commander Clarence E. Hill released the following statement concerning this afternoon’s shootings at Ft. Hood.

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Library of Congress

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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