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Flags for Freedom

Flags for Freedom

High school graduates in New York receive gifts they did not expect.

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Register for 2015 Children & Youth, Americanism, Shooting Sports conference

Register for 2015 Children & Youth, Americanism, Shooting Sports conference

The conferences get underway in September.

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Legion, Samsung scholars pledge to ‘pay it forward’

Legion, Samsung scholars pledge to ‘pay it forward’

Nine ambitious college freshmen arrived in D.C. this week to see where history was made, honor and remember those who paved the way, and engage with other Samsung American Legion scholars.

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Flight program lifts up students' skills

Flight program lifts up students' skills

Supported by American Legion posts, the National Flight Academy is helping students develop leadership, science, math and communication skills in an immersive environment.

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A month of celebrating children and youth

A month of celebrating children and youth

During the month of April, Legion family members are encouraged to show their local community The American Legion’s commitment to young people.

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Operation: Military Kids program ending

The program is ending March 31.

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CWF awards $566,691 in grants for 2015

CWF awards $566,691 in grants for 2015

The Legion's Child Welfare Foundation awarded 18 nonprofit organizations with grants to benefit their mission of supporting children and youth.

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CWF recipients share success of grant

CWF recipients share success of grant

The Legion's eighth annual Children & Youth Conference featured presentations from Young Marines, Joe Foss Institute and more.

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Legion's Children & Youth Conference begins Friday

Legion's Children & Youth Conference begins Friday

The eighth annual conference will be held downtown Indianapolis Sept. 19-21.

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Register for 2014 Children & Youth Conference

The eighth annual American Legion National Children & Youth Conference is Sept. 19-21 in downtown Indianapolis.

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Full Command

At the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, cadets focus on earning others’ respect and setting an example worth following.

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Celebrate Children & Youth Month

Celebrate Children & Youth Month

During the month of April, Legion family members are encouraged to show their local community The American Legion’s commitment to young people.

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Videographer Hope Hall tapes President Barack Obama working on a document in the Chief of Staff's office in the West Wing of the White House, June 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

A Lens on the Government

Former American Legion Oratorical participant focused on the White House.

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Americanism chairman: Let’s remember the preamble

Americanism chairman: Let’s remember the preamble

New head of Americanism Commission, Richard W. Anderson, says ‘100 percent Americanism’ is responsibility of Legionnaires, citizens everywhere.

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200,000 tribute cards honor Veterans Day

200,000 tribute cards honor Veterans Day

Students from eight schools in Colorado participate in Saluting America program by thanking veterans and active-duty military for their service, sacrifices.

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Youth take on highway litter

Youth take on highway litter

Arizona Legionnaire encourages youth groups to keep America beautiful by picking up trash and earning compensation for it.

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CWF awards $644,005 in grants

CWF awards $644,005 in grants

The Legion's Child Welfare Foundation awarded its 2014 grants to 21 nonprofit organizations whose mission is to care for the well-being of youth.

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Trailblazer events connect youth to outdoor sports

Trailblazer events connect youth to outdoor sports

U.S. Sportsmen Alliance Foundation, a Child Welfare Foundation grant recipient, helps youth experience archery, fishing and more with its Trailblazer Adventure Program.

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Children & Youth speakers share positive stories

Children & Youth speakers share positive stories

During the Legion’s national conference, attendees heard from organizations on how to advocate for and support our nation’s children and youth.

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Register for Americanism, Children & Youth conference

Register for Americanism, Children & Youth conference

The American Legion's National Children & Youth Conference and the National Americanism Conference get under way in September.

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National commander impressed with Scouting site

National commander impressed with Scouting site

American Legion National Commander James Koutz first VIP visitor to new National Scout Jamboree site.

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Legion department tests, awards students

Legion department tests, awards students

The Department of Wisconsin’s Americanism and Government Scholarship test is comprised of 50 questions, a short essay and $11,000 in awards.

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Achievement dinner honors Pittsburgh youth

Achievement dinner honors Pittsburgh youth

Since 1952, The American Legion in Allegheny County ‘has been celebrating and recognizing the excellence of high school students.’

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Iowa’s Operation Troop Support a true success

Iowa’s Operation Troop Support a true success

When nearly 3,000 Iowa National Guardsmen were deployed, the state’s American Legion Family stepped up for the servicemembers and their loved ones.

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Post provides ‘life-changing’ help to family

Post provides ‘life-changing’ help to family

Post 16 in Crisfield, Md., has taken an active role in helping three sons achieve their dreams of attending U.S. service academies.

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Participate in Children & Youth Month

Participate in Children & Youth Month

The Legion’s ‘April is Children & Youth Month’ brochure outlines ways Legion family members can support youth in their community.

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Comic book focuses on bullying

Comic book focuses on bullying

The Legion’s new comic book, “Bridging the Gap,” educates children on how to recognize, prevent and stop bullying.

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Award tomorrow’s military leaders

Award tomorrow’s military leaders

The Legion’s new Military Commitment Certificate of Commendation honors high school graduates who choose to serve their country.

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Legion mandates background checks

Legion mandates background checks

A background check screening for staff and volunteers involved in American Legion national youth programs will become effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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CWF awards $734,220 in grants

CWF awards $734,220 in grants

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation provides funding to other nonprofit organizations to educate the public about the special needs of children.

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