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Undaunted homage

Undaunted homage

Florida post's efforts to restore military monument sidetracked, but not stopped, by vandals.

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Hill: Call Congress now on DADT

Hill: Call Congress now on DADT

National commander urges members to join Pentagon chiefs and demand Congress not pre-empt Don't Ask Don't Tell study.

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Facebook campaign to 20,000 ongoing

Facebook campaign to 20,000 ongoing

The goal is to reach 20,000 fans of The American Legion Online Update's Facebook page by the national convention.

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A father-son bet turns into long MLB career

A father-son bet turns into long MLB career

A wager earned Jeff Kent a successful 17 years in the major leagues and a sports commentator role for the American Legion Baseball World Series.

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Honoring 'American heroes'

Honoring 'American heroes'

During live coverage of the National Memorial Day parade, The American Legion and Military Channel will launch "American Heroes" vignettes honoring those who served in Iraq, Afghanistan.

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Hill to Obama: Don't repeal DADT policy

Hill to Obama: Don't repeal DADT policy

In a letter to the commander-in-chief, national commander says the current policy 'has served the U.S. military well.'

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Johnson 9th at Toledo Speedway

Johnson 9th at Toledo Speedway

American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car records first top-10 finish in ARCA race this season.

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'A huge success story'

'A huge success story'

A three-day revitalization effort in upper New York brought in 50 members to a post in need of active members.

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Legion, Andrews AFB form relationship

Legion, Andrews AFB form relationship

Legion will provide service officers to the base three days a week, starting in June.

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Spreading the word about support

Spreading the word about support

Indiana Legionnaire uses his passion for fishing to get the word out about services available for veterans transitioning into civilian life.

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Healthy in an unhealthy market

Healthy in an unhealthy market

While America has been suffering through an unprecedented crisis in housing loan defaults, the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program has remained in good shape.

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Legion helps baseball players get discovered

Legion helps baseball players get discovered

The American Legion and Baseball Factory partner for a one-day event in August that will give high school players guidance on playing college baseball and help coaches fill empty spots on their rosters.

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Legion takes part in VA forum

Legion takes part in VA forum

Electronic claims processing, Post 9-11 GI Bill enrollment problems among issues discussed during quarterly meeting.

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Military sexual trauma needs closer look

Military sexual trauma needs closer look

Legion written testimony for two House subcommittees offers that VA, DoD ‘are lagging' in efforts to address the issue.

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Replica Mojave cross installed, taken down

Replica Mojave cross installed, taken down

Park employees remove new cross because it violates the law; search continues for original cross.

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Baseball regionals to be held in 8 cities

Baseball regionals to be held in 8 cities

The 2010 American Legion Baseball regional tournaments will be held in eight cities across the United States from August 5-9.

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Protect youth from online offenders

Protect youth from online offenders

Online social networking sites are popular with today's youth, and even more so with sex offenders. But there are ways parents can keep children safe.

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Senate hears Legion testimony on 6 bills

Senate hears Legion testimony on 6 bills

The American Legion testified in Congress on May 19 on several pieces of pending legislation that would affect veterans if signed into law.

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Hill: Defense bill shouldn't touch DADT

Hill: Defense bill shouldn't touch DADT

In letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, National Commander Clarence Hill said the Legion opposes repealing ‘don't ask, don't tell'.

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VA meets on disability compensation

VA meets on disability compensation

On May 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation received an update on Compensation and Pension activities.

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Deadline set for Samsung scholarship

Deadline set for Samsung scholarship

Applications for the Samsung American Legion Scholarship must be submitted upon participants' arrival to their 2010 Boys State or Girls State programs.

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'Chosin' wins top documentary

'Chosin' wins top documentary

Iraq veterans produce GI Film Festival winner on bloody Korean War battle.

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Covering a lot of ground with VA

Covering a lot of ground with VA

New presumptive Agent Orange conditions, PTSD stressors among the issues discussed during recent VSO forum.

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Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Legion volunteers make a difference at VA

Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - Legionnaires logged nearly one million hours volunteering at VA facilities in 2009.

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Owens' Purple Heart finally reaches home

Owens' Purple Heart finally reaches home

At Legion Post 147 in James Island, S.C., a Purple Heart citation for one of the original "Band of Brothers" was returned to the family of the man who earned it.

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Legion teams up with VeteransPlus

Legion teams up with VeteransPlus

The National Executive Committee of The American Legion has passed a resolution to establish a national partnership with VeteransPlus, a non-profit financial education and counseling company.

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Owens' Purple Heart citation going home

Owens' Purple Heart citation going home

At long last, a Purple Heart citation for a member of the original "Band of Brothers" is returning to the family of the man who earned it.

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GI Film Festival under way in D.C.

GI Film Festival under way in D.C.

American Legion-award-winning event celebrates military service on the silver screen.

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Time to call up the (oil) reserves

Time to call up the (oil) reserves

America has untapped oil reserves, but it's a matter of taking advantage of them to decrease foreign oil imports.

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Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion, VA discuss NCA's goals, priorities

Legion Assistant Director Jacob Gadd meets with Steve Muro, acting under secretary for Memorial Affairs, to discuss National Cemetery Administration.

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