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American Military Spouses Choir performs at convention

American Military Spouses Choir performs at convention

Military spouse vocalist group is in Charlotte, N.C., lending their voices to the event's Patriotic Memorial Service, Opening Ceremonies.

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A memorial tribute to the colors

A memorial tribute to the colors

National chaplain’s Patriotic Memorial Service message focuses on the American flag and all it means.

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'Revolutionary party' follows convention parade

'Revolutionary party' follows convention parade

Founding Fathers Brewing Co. sponsors celebration that features support for Legion, Revolutionary War heroes and free beer.

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This time, weather cooperates for parade in Charlotte

This time, weather cooperates for parade in Charlotte

Twelve years after rain halted the last national convention parade in Charlotte, temps dropped into the 70s and spectators lined the streets.

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Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

Final appeals process for veterans' claims facing uncertainty

A growing caseload and possible reduction in staffing could have an impact on the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Legion to assist veterans in crisis during Charlotte convention

The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting and set up a veterans crisis center during its 96th National Convention

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‘Change requires a burning platform’

‘Change requires a burning platform’

VA official says VA is figuratively on fire and that change is the ‘fire hose’ needed to put it out.

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Homeless veterans numbers continue to decline

Homeless veterans numbers continue to decline

With the goal to end veterans homelessness by 2015, Homeless Veterans Roundtable panelists at national convention discuss successes to date.

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VA faces ‘huge crisis of confidence’

VA faces ‘huge crisis of confidence’

The department’s interim under secretary for health speaks frankly to Legionnaires.

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Bridging the military to civilian gap

Bridging the military to civilian gap

Veterans Employment & Education Commission meeting at national convention featured a panel that examined challenges transitioning servicemembers encounter and how Legionnaires can help.

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'Honoring a sacrifice'

'Honoring a sacrifice'

DoD's director of the Personnel Accounting Consolidation Task Force tells Legion her department is taking very seriously its efforts to revamp U.S. accounting of its missing war dead.

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Time Warner Cable looking to hire veterans as field technicians

Time Warner Cable looking to hire veterans as field technicians

Telecommunications company will attend convention job fair, hope to recruit veterans into certified field technician training program.

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Legionnaires briefed on VA reform law

Legionnaires briefed on VA reform law

Staff from House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees explained details of the law's impact on the VA and veterans.

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Debuts, memorials at color guard contest

Debuts, memorials at color guard contest

Seven groups compete in three categories.

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Legion family beautifies youth community center

Legion family beautifies youth community center

Legion and Rebuilding Together spruce up the exterior and interior of the Pine Valley Community Center in Charlotte, N.C.

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Flanders Field post gets American graves adopted

Flanders Field post gets American graves adopted

War dead in Belgium cemetery now have volunteeers to tend their graves.

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Legacy Run Day 5: End of ride brings 'mixed emotions'

Legacy Run Day 5: End of ride brings 'mixed emotions'

Legacy Run wraps up in Kings Mountain, N.C., ending another succesful fundraising effort by the Legion Riders.

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Legacy Run nets $420,000 ... so far

Legacy Run nets $420,000 ... so far

More than 270 motorcycles travel from Indianapolis to Charlotte, N.C., on American Legion Legacy Run; more donations expected during national convention.

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Register now for convention career fair

Register now for convention career fair

Nearly 90 veteran-friendly employers expected to be on hand Aug. 26, accepting résumés from attendees and even interviewing on the spot.

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Legacy Run Day 4: All in the family and a very special vest

Legacy Run Day 4: All in the family and a very special vest

Legacy Run leaves North Carolina for a stop in Georgia, collecting more than $60,000 in donations along the way.

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New Jersey wins consecutive World Series title

New Jersey wins consecutive World Series title

Defending champions Brooklawn, N.J., defeated Midland, Mich., 18-0 in seven innings; paid attendance record broken.

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Legacy Run Day 3: Sun, warmer temps and a new supporter

Legacy Run Day 3: Sun, warmer temps and a new supporter

The sun finally shines on Riders in North Carolina, and in Virginia, the Run makes a new friend in a legendary radio host.

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Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

The Great Recession forced many Americans to tighten their personal balance sheets. But six years later, a dark cloud of debt still looms large.

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Legacy Run Day 2: 'A little bit of wet weather is nothing'

Legacy Run Day 2: 'A little bit of wet weather is nothing'

More rain slows down the Legacy Run but doesn't deter the spirit of the men and women riding in it.

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World Series championship set: New Jersey vs. Michigan

World Series championship set: New Jersey vs. Michigan

Brooklawn, N.J., and Midland, Mich., will play at 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.

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CSX bringing at least 75 'career opportunities' to convention job fair

CSX bringing at least 75 'career opportunities' to convention job fair

CSX Corporation, the rail transportation giant and reputed military employer, will have a significant role at the Legion's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Legacy Run Day 1: 'The cause' trumps the rain

Legacy Run Day 1: 'The cause' trumps the rain

Poor weather doesn't slow down the fund-raising efforts of the Legion Riders.

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2014 Legion Baseball All-Academic Team announced

2014 Legion Baseball All-Academic Team announced

Nine Legion Baseball players will receive a scholarship, sponsored by Diamond Sports, for their scholastic achievements.

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Playing the Kurdish Card

Playing the Kurdish Card

If, or when, Iraq crumbles, the United States should remember its 'old friends' - the Kurds.

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World Series Day 4: Four teams advance to semifinals

World Series Day 4: Four teams advance to semifinals

New Jersey will play Hawaii at 5 p.m., and Nebraska will play Michigan at 8 p.m. Watch live on ESPN3.com.

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