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Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Nearly 9,000 cast votes in Fort Hood poll

Respondents to an American Legion online poll last week were sharply divided about whether Purple Hearts should be issued to victims of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

Skelton concerned about detainees in civilian courts

House Armed Services Committee Chairman sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder, requesting a briefing on the decision to use federal criminal courts to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.

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Smart investing tips

Smart investing tips

Investing can be a little complicated, but these tips can help the process.

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Tackling debt

Tackling debt

Over the last few decades amassing debt has become an American way of life.

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Legion to donate $3,800 to Fort Hood

Legion to donate $3,800 to Fort Hood

Through Operation Comfort Warriors, the Legion will donate 38 $100 gift cards to the men and women wounded during the shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

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The War Inside

Soldiers and veterans need not battle suicidal thoughts alone. The Army and VA offer help for those with the courage to step forward.

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'I'm here to help'

'I'm here to help'

Legionnaire making a difference.

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Legion praises passage of caregiver bill

Legion praises passage of caregiver bill

Commander Hill applauds the Senate for overwhelming support of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009.

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Dunne steps down as VA under secretary

Dunne steps down as VA under secretary

Patrick Dunne, VA's Under Secretary for Benefits, has announced his resignation for early next year. Dunne, who attained the rank of rear admiral while in the U.S. Navy, has been with VA since 2006.

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Camo Quilts comfort troops

Camo Quilts comfort troops

Linda Wieck's Camo Quilt Project started in April 2006 when she made her son-in-law a quilt before he left for Iraq. To date, the volunteer project has sent 2,175 quilts to servicemembers headed overseas.

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American, Canadian military veterans join hands

American, Canadian military veterans join hands

The Legionnaires who don purple berets and garrison caps are members of ANAVICUS, which is an offshoot of a historical Canadian veterans organization.

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Dates set for 2010 Legacy Run

Dates set for 2010 Legacy Run

Legion Riders will depart from Indianapolis on Aug. 22 and arrive Aug. 26 in Milwaukee, the site of the Legion’s 92nd National Convention.

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Legion Baseball team sends military care packages

Legion Baseball team sends military care packages

The Colchester, Vt., Cannons often participate in veterans-related events. This year, they'll send 20 care packages to military members serving overseas.

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Sending holiday gifts to the troops

Sending holiday gifts to the troops

Care packages are a welcome treat for deployed servicemembers, especially when they are away from home during the holidays. Here are a few tips.

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Three more diseases linked to Agent Orange

In early November, the Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledged three more diseases as linked to Agent Orange exposure.

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Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

Hill offering District Christmas Bonus

American Legion districts that surpass their Dec. 31, 2008, membership by 1 percent by Dec. 31 will receive a cash award.

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Scouts nationwide eager to support troops

Scouts nationwide eager to support troops

Boy Scouts of America is encouraging all Scouts to support military men and women by sending letters and care packages to those serving overseas.

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Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Pershing made lasting impact on Legion

Advocates for forming the American Legion in 1919 called Gen. John J. Pershing one of their staunchest allies.

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COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

COP Keating iPods reach soldiers

The first batch of comfort items purchased through The American Legion's COP Keating Relief Fund reached their intended recipients on Friday.

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History Channel presents 'WWII in HD'

History Channel presents 'WWII in HD'

A five-night, 10-hour series premiering Sunday, “WWII in HD” draws from color war footage recently discovered in archives and private collections around the world.

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Staff hits Washington Mall for outreach effort

American Legion VA&R staff spent Veterans Day on the Washington Mall, greeting veterans and handing out items.

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Boehner: National system could hurt VA

Boehner: National system could hurt VA

House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner says medical facilities for veterans and military personnel stand to suffer if a new national health-care system becomes law.

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Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Marines naturalized at Corps' birthday ceremony

Following the Marine Corps’ 234th birthday uniform pageant and cake cutting ceremony on the station parade field Nov. 6, two Marines earned another title – U.S. citizen.

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Habitat for Humanity partners with The American Legion

New Habitat ‘toolkit’ engages civilians and servicemembers.

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Legion attends 'Time Out For Veteran's Health'

The American Legion's Washington office staff participated on Nov. 9 in "Time Out For Veteran's Health" - a free health concerns event for veterans conducted at FedExField.

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2007 Oratorical champ shining at NYU

2007 Oratorical champ shining at NYU

Co'Relous Bryant, the 2007 American Legion's National High School Oratorical champion, is putting what he learned in the contest toward his experiences at New York University.

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Operation Comfort Warriors keeps its pledge

Thanks to the generosity of our American Legion family members and friends, we have purchased items for men and women who are recovering at military hospitals and warrior transition units.

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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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