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74th Oratorical contest begins Saturday

74th Oratorical contest begins Saturday

The top three contestants competing for the winning title and an $18,000 scholarship during the Oratorical championship finals will once again be aired live.

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Teen's website making a difference

Teen's website making a difference

16-year-old Virginia high school student creates online database for OIF, OEF servicemembers buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Three Oratorical finalists compete Sunday

Three Oratorical finalists compete Sunday

During tomorrow's American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program championship finals, streamed live here at 10 a.m. EDT, Ohio, California and Missouri will vie for first place.

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Missouri teen wins 74th Oratorical contest

Missouri teen wins 74th Oratorical contest

Anisha Gururaj from Chesterfield, Mo., took first-place during Sunday's American Legion High School Scholarship Program championship finals.

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Legion: Don't corrupt institution of marriage

Legion: Don't corrupt institution of marriage

National commander’s letter to congressional leadership urges use of all means at body’s disposal to ensure both enforcement, defense of Defense of Marriage Act.

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Results in for JSSP qualification round

Results in for JSSP qualification round

The qualification round of The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program air rifle match is complete.

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Buckles, last U.S. World War I vet, dies at 110

Buckles, last U.S. World War I vet, dies at 110

Frank Buckles, the lone remaining U.S. veteran of the Great War, died Sunday of natural causes. The longtime Legionnaire and vocal veterans advocate was 110.

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Frank Buckles, the last of a legendary time

Frank Buckles, the last of a legendary time

Young veteran remembers the day he met the last living U.S. veteran of World War I to honor his 75 years of American Legion membership.

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End of a war era

End of a war era

Frank Buckles served as an ambulance driver in World War I, and escaped the infamous Los Baños prison camp after his capture as a civilian in World War II.

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Commander salutes last U.S. WWI veteran

Commander salutes last U.S. WWI veteran

Foster regards Frank Buckles as symbolic of the generation that gave birth to The American Legion.

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Veterans On Campus set for March 20

Veterans On Campus set for March 20

Annual event will meet in D.C. before the Legion’s Washington Conference to discuss topics concerning veterans and their educational pursuits.

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Legion Riders: An Overview

Legion Riders: An Overview

New video tells the story of The American Legion Riders and the good work they do.

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Supreme Court rules for veterans

Supreme Court rules for veterans

Veterans may now take longer than the previous 120-day requirement to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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VA speeds delivery of caregiver benefits

VA speeds delivery of caregiver benefits

The VA has made it possible for caregivers of eligible veterans to start receiving benefits and support services as early as summer.

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Legion laments funeral protest ruling

Legion laments funeral protest ruling

National Commander Jimmie Foster expresses disappointment over 8-to-1 decision to uphold funeral protests as protected speech.

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Veterans invited to handicap housing event

Veterans invited to handicap housing event

Veterans and the general public are invited to St. Lous on March 10 for a free event on making homes handicap-accessible.

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VA implements outreach initiatives

VA implements outreach initiatives

Revamped website, increased advertising, direct mail among ways department plans to reach out to veterans.

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Legion: 'Treat the root' of VA claims backlog

Legion: 'Treat the root' of VA claims backlog

Organization’s Legislative Division director testifies before Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Legion: Investigate Jobs for Veterans

Legion: Investigate Jobs for Veterans

Organization wants Congress to review Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Services’ program.

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Women veterans sought for survey

Women veterans sought for survey

Foundation wants to know how and why women, including veterans, use high-speed Internet technology.

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Lifting the ban on 'concurrent receipt'

Lifting the ban on 'concurrent receipt'

A new legislation calls for the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability.

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Legion attends Gulf War Illness meeting

Legion attends Gulf War Illness meeting

Two-day event focuses on current research programs related to health consequences of military service in the Persian Gulf.

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Promoting national unity 'on the go'

Promoting national unity 'on the go'

Dozens of war posters from the Legion's collection loaned to the Indiana State Museum for an exhibit.

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Giving back to their community

Giving back to their community

Veterans form Legion post in Cooper Road, La., to repay a community that meant so much to each of them.

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Legionnaires rally against anti-gay church

Legionnaires rally against anti-gay church

High-school play about hate crime draws more than 500 to counter-protest, but the Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t show up.

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Cyber world threats subject of discussion

Cyber world threats subject of discussion

Legion representative part of panel that examines critical aspects of security and counter intelligence-related incidents.

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MicroTech invites military to NBA game

MicroTech invites military to NBA game

Veterans and military personnel invited to the Verizon Center in Washington for Military Appreciation Night on March 12.

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HUD, VA release new homelessness study

HUD, VA release new homelessness study

New VA and HUD report finds 136,000 veterans spent a night in a homeless shelter during 2009.

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92 years of 'For God and Country'

92 years of 'For God and Country'

March 15 marks the official birthday of The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization.

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Power problem nearly repaired

Power problem nearly repaired

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