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Minority should not rule on flag

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress that would allow for a constitutional amendment that would protect Old Glory.

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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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2010 Boys Nation senators graduate

2010 Boys Nation senators graduate

After a week of site-seeing, senate sessions, keynote speakers and friendship-building, the senators are graduating and heading back home.

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Legion pursues Pepsi grant for vet jobs

Legion pursues Pepsi grant for vet jobs

The American Legion is again competing in the Pepsi Refresh Project contest. This time its veterans career fairs are in the hunt for the $250,000 prize.

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Veterans employment issues on the table

Veterans employment issues on the table

D.C. office's executive director joins White House discussion of veterans affairs and employment issues

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Bartering a part of National Jamboree

Bartering a part of National Jamboree

Groups of Scouts gather together to trade their patches, one of the most popular activities during the week.

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Wisconsin conducting résumé writing workshop

In August, the Department of Wisconsin is putting on a résumé-writing workshop for veterans seeking federal employment.

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Holocaust survivor speaks to Boys Nation

Holocaust survivor speaks to Boys Nation

82-year-old Nesse Godin still making a powerful impact on Boys Nation.

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More Gulf War illnesses outreach needed

More Gulf War illnesses outreach needed

During testimony, Legion calls for VA to improve its outreach efforts to thousands of veterans dealing with Gulf War effects.

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VOSBs to benefit from VA's IT overhaul

VA says it will award nearly $1 billion in IT contracts annually to veteran-owned small businesses during the next five years.

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Gates urges Scouts to excel

Gates urges Scouts to excel

Speaking at the National Scout Jamboree, Secretary of Defense credits Scouting for creating men who ‘built this country.'

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Boys Nation alumni address senators

Boys Nation alumni address senators

Day 6 includes president, vice president inauguration; tune in to Legion.org now for live webcast of closing Senate session.

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RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary event report, July 22

RecruitMilitary, in conjunction with The American Legion, routinely holds career and business Opportunity Expos for veterans and their families.

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Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

Amnesty won't work: Secure our borders

National Commander Clarence Hill: The U.S. government has an obligation to fix what is a broken immigration policy.

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National commander visits BSA Jamboree

National commander visits BSA Jamboree

Hill's presence at National Jamboree reinforces long-standing support of Scouting by The American Legion.

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Boys Nation elects top officers

Boys Nation elects top officers

Avon Park, Fla., teen voted president; vice president hails from North Little Rock, Ark.

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VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

VA pilot program discussed by VSOs

Program proposes alternate method of rating veterans with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

Legion attends TBI, PTSD hearing

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducts hearing attended by VA&R Deputy Director Jacob Gadd

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Stop-loss deadline approaching

Stop-loss deadline approaching

Oct. 21 is the date that applications for retroactive stop-loss payments must be filed with DoD.

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VSO encouraged to seek grant funding

Legion, other VSOs meet with Sen. John Warner, Corporation for National and Community Service to discuss ways to improve volunteer opportunities.

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Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Legion Business Task Force honors Pinson

Army Small Business Director Tracey Pinson honored with a commemorative plaque in Las Vegas by The American Legion and its Business Task Force.

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Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Senators lay wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

Day four of Boys Nation enables the senators to see awe-inspiring sites: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns and Iwo Jima Memorial.

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Hill condemns release of classified reports

Hill condemns release of classified reports

National commander calls upon Justice Department officials to vigorously prosecute any American who knowingly leaks classified information.

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A Legion 'stalwart'

A Legion 'stalwart'

PNC Joe Matthews is remembered by fellow Legionnaires for his years of dedication to the organization.

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Boys Nation senators visit National Mall

Boys Nation senators visit National Mall

Senators venture off campus for their first field trip to Maryland Greenbelt Post 136 and the National Mall.

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Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Boys Nation president pro-tempore elected

Day two of Boys Nation consists of the senators completing orientation, holding party conventions and electing senate offices.

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98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

98 delegates arrive for 2010 Boys Nation

Friday, July 23, marked the start of the 64th American Legion Boys Nation program, where 98 Boys State representatives arrived in Washington, D.C.

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Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

The American Legion wants VA to recruit more staffers for its polytrauma centers.

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Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Jamboree honors a century of scouting

Thousands of Scouts from across the country will gather to enrich their lives, reinforce Scouting skills, learn leadership and teamwork, and of course, have fun.

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