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Involvement in sports and employment linked

Survey: Sports programs for disabled has positive effect on employability

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Legendary team commemorates title

Legendary team commemorates title

Fifty years ago, Detroit Edison Post 187 won a World Series. The group celebrated the title this summer by serving the community that supported them.

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The voice of American Legion Baseball

The voice of American Legion Baseball

Jim Darby has done play-by-play for the Legion Baseball World Series since 2007. He sat down for a question-and-answer session this summer.

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Protecting Old Glory worth the effort

In its 1989 Texas v. Johnson decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down – by a 5-to-4 vote – more than 200 years of laws protecting the U.S. flag from physical desecration.

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The Never-ending Battle

Recent attention to how America cares for wounded warriors leads back to a long-brewing problem: VA’s disability claims backlog.

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The Power to Protect

Harvard law professor and flag‑protection advocate Richard Parker won’t bow to academic elitism.

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VA puts up $215 million to improve rural services

VA has provided $215 million in competitive funding to improve services specifically designed for veterans in rural areas.

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Post assists in citizenship efforts

Post assists in citizenship efforts

Horace Orr Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., met with officials from the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on May 20, in an effort to involve Legionnaires in the local naturalization process.

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Ohio congressman introduces "Veterans Missing in America Act"

Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation supporting an effort to identify and inter the abandoned cremated remains of military veterans.

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Lyle Overbay named graduate of year

Lyle Overbay named graduate of year

Legion Baseball annually names a Graduate of the Year: A former player currently playing in the big leagues and best exemplifying Legion principles.

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Kansas post wins 2009 NEF Award

American Legion Post 240 was instrumental in the recovery process after a half-mile wide tornado struck the town of Chapman, Kan., on June 11, 2008.

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Vets urge Supreme Court to protect memorials

Five veterans groups conducted a news conference to spotlight the controversial Mojave Desert Memorial, the fate of which is currently at stake in Salazar v. Buono.

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Legion pleased with Obama's 2010 budget request

Commander David K. Rehbein said, “The budget’s dramatically increased funding level for the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow the secretary to take on many challenges he’s facing currently.

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76 Freedom Car disqualified in controversial decision

Team Johnson Motorsports made the trip from North Carolina to Wisconsin for the first ASA Challenge Series race of the year, the Badgerland 150.

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Indiana posts host Blue Star Salute

Legionnaires in central Indiana hosted the annual Blue Star Salute at O’Reilly Raceway Park on May 16.

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Obama will block release of detainee photos

President Barack Obama has moved to block the release of controversial photographs depicting the abuse of detainees in Iraqi and Afghan prisons.

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Flag amendment introduced in House, Senate

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced legislation May 6 to pass a proposed constitutional amendment that would return to the American people the right to protect their flag from desecration.

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Utah teen Legion's Eagle Scout of the Year

Utah teen Legion's Eagle Scout of the Year

Brad P. Jencks, 18, a senior at Bingham High School, earned the award and a college scholarship worth $10,000.

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The Homecoming of José Pequeño

Doctors gave him 48 hours to live. But José Pequeño survived severe brain injury and struggled through a 33-month recovery in several VA hospitals. Finally, just before Christmas, the warrior and his family came home.

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Missing in America

At funeral homes across the country, an unknown number of veterans’ ashes go unclaimed. Legionnaires are helping to give them proper burial and honors.

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Spinal Cord SuperCenter

Minneapolis VA refines the art of rehabilitation.

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Respect the wishes of our fallen heroes

On Memorial Day, images of freedom's cost hold our attention and stir our souls. Floral wreaths are delicately placed beside marble monuments.

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GITMO action poses risks

GITMO action poses risks

The clock is ticking for a new presidential task forcethat will mull stateside prisons vs. other countries.

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Crossing America in a wheelchair

Crossing America in a wheelchair

Medically discharged from the Marines with impaired vision, David Whittaker went to graduate school and then worked for an airline.

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Rendezvous in Shanksville

Pennsylvania motorcycle enthusiasts will embark on the third annual Master Sgt. Sean M. Thomas Memorial Ride, raising money for the future education of Thomas’ daughter, Alexa.

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Professor supports flag-protection amendment

Professor supports flag-protection amendment

Professor Richard D. Parker is a staunch supporter of a constitutional amendment that would return the people’s right to protect the U.S. Flag from physical desecration.

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Honors at Arlington

Missing in America Project team and the Old Guard Riders will embark on a cross-country motorcycle trip to escort the remains of three heroes to Arlington National Cemetery.

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Georgia post to train legal immigrants

Members of American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., will receive training May 20 from the Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Road 2 Recovery rolls across Texas

The American Legion Auxiliary of Texas made sure Road 2 Recovery riders were taken care of at all their nightly rest stops, and managed fundraising, publicity, meals and special events.

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Makeover on Cypress Street

Four houses for homeless veterans on Cypress Street in Moon Township, Pa., got an “extreme makeover” for their kitchen areas – courtesy of a Pittsburgh-based company, Wyatt, Inc.

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