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Tying a 'Yellow Ribbon' around the world

With one song, Tony Orlando delivered a message of hope that has become a global anthem.

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New Legion reps help troops in transition

New Legion reps help troops in transition

On-base offices give Legion staff opportunity to help troops through the medical discharge and disability evaluation process or ‘whatever a servicemember needs.'

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Legion featured on Reconnect America site

Legion featured on Reconnect America site

Web site highlights various organizations that support U.S. servicemembers.

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4TROOPS: We've been there

Quartet of combat veterans to perform in free concert at national convention.

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'A prayer answered'

Before his death, Jerry Seffens inspired his Missouri post to donate $50,000 to build a Fisher House.

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Event honors Blue Star families

Event honors Blue Star families

More than 150 Blue Star Banners are presented during Fifth Annual Indiana Blue Star Salute.

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Blue Star Salute moves to Stout Field

Blue Star Salute moves to Stout Field

One of the nation's biggest tributes to military families to feature Legion Riders convoy, music by Michael Peterson, sky-diving and cheerleaders.

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A week of memories

A week of memories

American Legion Post 2001 and New York City open their arms and hearts to thousands of Navy, Marine and Coast Guard personnel during annual Fleet Week.

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Germany, Kosovo, Italy and Normandy

Germany, Kosovo, Italy and Normandy

Following Memorial Day commemoration among troops stationed in the Balkans, Hill and Navarreté to lay wreaths in honor of D-Day’s 66th anniversary.

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The Seeds of a New Afghanistan Part II: Small Dollars, Big Impact

An Indiana National Guard team of farmer-soldiers opts for a long view of development in Afghanistan.

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Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legionnaire competing in Warrior Games

Legion blogger Mark Seavey follows the competition and talks with the father of one of the competitors. Both are Legionnaires.

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Follow the action at the Warrior Games

Follow the action at the Warrior Games

American Legion New Media Manager Mark Seavey will be blogging from the games at the Burn Pit.

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The Seeds of a New Afghanistan

A National Guard team deploys agricultural expertise in one of the world’s deadliest war zones.

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The power of The American Legion family

The American Legion family delivered a message in February. But we didn't speak. We roared.

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Florida posts foster community awareness

Florida posts foster community awareness

Post 129 in Jacksonville Beach signs Community Covenant with local mayors, veterans groups.

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Awash in support

Awash in support

Central Indiana youth come together to raise funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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A Soldier's Wish

A New Yorker who lost all four limbs in combat takes a positive attitude down the long road to independence. His first wish, to salute his fellow troops, was fulfilled with help from The American Legion.

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GI Film Festival sends a message

GI Film Festival sends a message

Fed up with the way the military was being portrayed in Hollywood, Brandon Millett and Laura Law-Millett did something about it.

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Networking vital for troops in transition

Networking vital for troops in transition

Washington Conference panel urges local communities to help returning servicemembers connect the dots at home.

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Urban warfare in a rural setting

Nestled in the small town of Butlerville, Ind., is the Army’s premier urban-warfare training center.

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21st Century Pinup Girl

21st Century Pinup Girl

Legion post gives wings to effort that has raised thousands of dollars for VA and DoD hospitals.

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Blue Star Salute delivers $11,000 to Legion

Blue Star Salute delivers $11,000 to Legion

The money awarded will help cover college costs for children of military personnel killed on or after 9/11.

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Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Wounded soldier's family starts trust

Brendan Marrocco's father has established the Brendan Marrocco Road to Recovery Trust to raise money to cover Brendan's housing needs when the severely injured soldier is discharged from Walter Reed.

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GPS for Troops seeking donations

GPS for Troops seeking donations

With 30,000 servicemembers set to deploy to Afghanistan, more GPS units with Middle East information are needed.

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'An overwhelming amount of support'

'An overwhelming amount of support'

An e-mail from Bravo Troop 3-61's sergeant first class tells what the COP Keating effort meant to the soldiers.

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Christmas in Afghanistan

Christmas in Afghanistan

More items through the Legion's COP Keating relief effort have made their way to the soldiers' hands.

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A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

A Soldier's Wish, Part 4

Soldier Brendan Marrocco had just one wish after a bomb destroyed both of his legs and both of his arms: to stand and salute his unit after its return from deployment. See how he did it.

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'A smile and a laugh'

'A smile and a laugh'

Legacy fund spokesman Michael Peterson is entertaining troops in Iraq during the holidays.

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A Soldier's Wish: Part III

A Soldier's Wish: Part III

The Easter Phone Call

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A Soldier's Wish

A Soldier's Wish

An early Easter ambush changes Brendan Marrocco's life forever.

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