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R2R cyclists pedal to National Convention

R2R cyclists pedal to National Convention

Legion conventioneers in Minneapolis will welcome 200 cyclists "home" this Saturday as they complete the five-day Ride 2 Recovery Great Lakes Challenge for wounded warriors.

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The Common Bond: Part 1

The Common Bond: Part 1

Every day in The American Legion, those who once served are supporting those who currently serve.

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The Common Bond: Part 2

The Common Bond: Part 2

Heroes to Hometowns, Operation Comfort Warriors, Temporary Financial Assistance and the Family Support Network benefit servicemembers and their families.

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The Common Bond: Part 3

The Common Bond: Part 3

The National Emergency Fund can aid Legionnaires currently serving in the military, while the Legacy Fund benefits the children of servicemembers killed since 9/11.

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The Common Bond: Part 4

The Common Bond: Part 4

It takes a grass-roots effort for any Legion program to work, and that is never more evident than when it comes to troop support.

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The Common Bond

Every day in The American Legion, those who once served are supporting those who currently serve.

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Sixth annual Blue Star Salute this Saturday

Sixth annual Blue Star Salute this Saturday

Indiana event honoring the families of those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces will feature dignitaries, booths, entertainment and activities for children.

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Military families honored in Indiana

Military families honored in Indiana

Sixth Annual Blue Star Salute draws thousands to Stout Field for an afternoon of activities and recognition.

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Military families honored in Indiana

Sixth Annual Blue Star Salute draws thousands to Stout Field for an afternoon of activities and recognition.

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Bringing a veteran's perspective to the table

Bringing a veteran's perspective to the table

Past National Commander David K. Rehbein discusses the Recovering Warrior Task Force’s 4-year mission.

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'American Heroes' to air Memorial Day

'American Heroes' to air Memorial Day

Legion teams up with Military Channel to air vignettes honoring those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan during TV coverage of National Memorial Day Parade.

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Films with meaning

Films with meaning

More than 30 screenings are taking place at the Fifth Annual GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

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A tribute to fallen military medical personnel

A tribute to fallen military medical personnel

Legion volunteers assist in Arlington for a tribute to the OEF/OIF heroes who have died caring for their comrades.

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Budget debate shouldn’t affect troops’ pay

Budget debate shouldn’t affect troops’ pay

National commander: That a government shutdown could cause U.S. servicemembers to go without pay is unacceptable

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Colorado hosts enlistment ceremony

Colorado hosts enlistment ceremony

More than 130 enlistees take the oath of enlistment during the Department of Colorado’s mid-winter conference.

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Bringing joy to troops over the holidays

Bringing joy to troops over the holidays

Through music, jokes and more, Michael Peterson brought smiles to troops as they spent the 2010 holiday season away from home.

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'Call your local American Legion post'

'Call your local American Legion post'

High-level Pentagon advisor praises Legion’s troop-support efforts during meeting with organization staff, volunteers.

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Legion: Review military lending practices

Legion: Review military lending practices

National commander calls upon all U.S. financial institutions that handle mortgages for military families to vet their compliance with Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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Legion lauds White House families focus

Legion lauds White House families focus

Several government partnerships are designed to expand capacity and quality of military family services.

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Tailgating for the troops

Tailgating for the troops

Football fans raise funds to buy Internet service for Guardsmen in Afghanistan.

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Opening your doors to the military

Opening your doors to the military

If your post has a nearby military unit that it works with regularly, sponsoring events and activities for the unit, The American Legion wants to know. Contact us.

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Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

Legion, CSAH deliver checks to veterans

160 veterans receive $500 checks through Legion from Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes.

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Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

Peterson spending holidays in Iraq

For the fourth time in 2010, Michael Peterson will be in Iraq visiting troops. But before leaving, Peterson sent The American Legion family a special holiday greeting.

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'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

'Build-a-Bears' sent to military children

The American Legion and a Christian church shipped 57 bears to children of deployed troops.

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Redskins invite military to their stadium

Redskins invite military to their stadium

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Washington Redskins will hold a health screening and education session at FedExField for veterans and active military on Nov. 13.

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Legion gives GPS units to wounded warrior centers

Legion gives GPS units to wounded warrior centers

The Legion has donated 10 GPS devices to Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center to be used by families who are visiting patients there.

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Wounded warriors get early Thanksgiving

Wounded warriors get early Thanksgiving

The American Legion distributed $60 gift checks to 2,000 wounded warriors, thanks to Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes ample generosity.

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Legion joins Coalition to honor veterans

Legion joins Coalition to honor veterans

Road to Recovery at Walt Disney World will host many veterans severely wounded in Iraq, Afghanistan.

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4TROOPS tours Legion headquarters

4TROOPS tours Legion headquarters

The patriotic music group rolled into Indianapolis on Tuesday and made American Legion National Headquarters their first stop.

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Budweiser, Legion to host vets at pro-sports events

In celebration of Veterans Day, Budweiser is joining the USO, Veterans of Foreign Wars and The American Legion to host veterans at NFL, NBA and NHL games from Oct. 31 to Nov. 15.

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