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Pride and purpose: 2009 National Convention

Legionnaires flock to Louisville to reflect on a year of accomplishment, plan for a year of growth.

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Hill elected new Legion commander

Hill elected new Legion commander

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain from Jacksonville, Fla., is The American Legion’s new national commander.

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Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain, was elected The American Legion’s new national commander Aug. 27 at the organization’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Legacy Run delivers $549,000

Legacy Run delivers $549,000

Legion Riders and other motorcyclists go far beyond their $400,000 fundraising goal for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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Clarence Hill's acceptance speech

Clarence Hill's acceptance speech

In his acceptance speech at the Louisville convention, newly elected Legion commander Clarence Hill advocated the use of more computer technology and social networking to reach veterans of all ages, from all wars.

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American Legion questions "death book"

American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein says the controversial “Your Life, Your Choices” booklet lacks sensitivity in its treatment of end-of-life choices.

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Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Gen. David H. Petraeus received The American Legion’s highest honor - the Distinguished Service Medal - at the 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Adm. Mike Mullen, JCS chairman, says that greater understanding of Middle East culture can help to resolve conflict in that region.

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VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki made strong promises to veterans while speaking at the 91st National Convention.

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Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

In Louisville, The American Legion recognized one member of each armed service for community service with its Spirit of Service Award.

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Benefits guide gets second printing

Benefits guide gets second printing

‘For Service To Your Country’ is step-by-step guide to receiving benefits earned through military service.

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VA: Suicide a concern among all veterans

Five thousand veterans commit suicide each year. Some of them are old; some are young. They all need help.

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VA official responds to GI Bill concerns

Keith Wilson, VA’s director of Education Services, answers some of the questions that have been raised about new GI Bill benefits.

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Bunning presented "Good Guy" Award

Bunning presented "Good Guy" Award

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning received the James V. Day “Good Guy” Award at the 91st National Convention. He strongly supports passage of a flag amendment.

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OCW sweeps through Fort Knox

OCW sweeps through Fort Knox

Wounded warriors often need things that go beyond basic medical needs. The American Legion, through its Operation Comfort Warriors program, makes sure these comfort-based needs are filled.

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Military health care must be revamped

The American Legion says VA and DoD systems must be improved and expanded

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Perfect weather for convention parade

Perfect weather for convention parade

Sunday’s parade marched down Main Street in Louisville for more than two hours and featured representatives from all 55 American Legion departments.

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Big-name businesses court veterans

Big-name businesses court veterans

Heroes to Hometowns Transition and Benefits Fair in Louisville at the 91st National Convention draws big names such as Amazon.com and Secret Service.

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Riders' donations goal in sight

Riders' donations goal in sight

Legion Riders post record participation numbers for the fourth annual Legacy Run.

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Legacy Run riders visit Flt. 93 Memorial

Legacy Run riders visit Flt. 93 Memorial

Riders participated in a wreath presentation at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.

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The threat of a new missile age

The threat of a new missile age

The risk of electromagnetic pulse devastation is greater than ever. Why does Washington dismiss it?

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The Legacy Run is underway

The Legacy Run is underway

Legion Riders post record participation numbers for the fourth annual Legacy Run.

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Midland, Mich. wins Legion World Series

Midland, Mich. wins Legion World Series

Midland, Mich., Post 165 beat Medford, Ore., Post 15, 11-4, to capture The American Legion Baseball World Series.

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Web cast brings thousands to Fargo

Web cast brings thousands to Fargo

Thousands head to new American Legion Baseball Web site to watch 2009 World Series.

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Promising night turns sour

Promising night turns sour

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car recorded the second-fastest time during qualifying in Nashville, Tenn., but an engine fire cut the night short eight laps into the feature race.

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Laptop theft compromises Guard data

Contractor’s stolen laptop had personal info on 131,000 National Guardsmen.

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Rehbein to House: Protect our soldiers

Rehbein to House: Protect our soldiers

American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein has called on the House of Representatives to protect the lives of U.S. troops by immediately passing the Detainee Photographic Records Protection Act.

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Biloxi's Katrina recovery gets boost

Six contracts have been awarded worth $153.7 million to build new health-care facilities and expand existing services that provide care to veterans in the Biloxi, Miss., area, which was devastated by hurricanes in 2005.

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VA advance funding approved

VA advance funding approved

The Senate has approved its version of legislation to secure timely and predictable funding for the VA health-care system.

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VAVS effort lands 39 volunteers in GA

A Department of Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services (VAVS) outreach effort during a recent Department of Georgia Legion College netted 39 new volunteers for the program.

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