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Perfect weather for convention parade

Perfect weather for convention parade

Sunday’s parade marched down Main Street in Louisville for more than two hours and featured representatives from all 55 American Legion departments.

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Big-name businesses court veterans

Big-name businesses court veterans

Heroes to Hometowns Transition and Benefits Fair in Louisville at the 91st National Convention draws big names such as Amazon.com and Secret Service.

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Riders' donations goal in sight

Riders' donations goal in sight

Legion Riders post record participation numbers for the fourth annual Legacy Run.

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Legacy Run riders visit Flt. 93 Memorial

Legacy Run riders visit Flt. 93 Memorial

Riders participated in a wreath presentation at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.

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The threat of a new missile age

The threat of a new missile age

The risk of electromagnetic pulse devastation is greater than ever. Why does Washington dismiss it?

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The Legacy Run is underway

The Legacy Run is underway

Legion Riders post record participation numbers for the fourth annual Legacy Run.

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Midland, Mich. wins Legion World Series

Midland, Mich. wins Legion World Series

Midland, Mich., Post 165 beat Medford, Ore., Post 15, 11-4, to capture The American Legion Baseball World Series.

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Web cast brings thousands to Fargo

Web cast brings thousands to Fargo

Thousands head to new American Legion Baseball Web site to watch 2009 World Series.

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Promising night turns sour

Promising night turns sour

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car recorded the second-fastest time during qualifying in Nashville, Tenn., but an engine fire cut the night short eight laps into the feature race.

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Rehbein to House: Protect our soldiers

Rehbein to House: Protect our soldiers

American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein has called on the House of Representatives to protect the lives of U.S. troops by immediately passing the Detainee Photographic Records Protection Act.

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Biloxi's Katrina recovery gets boost

Six contracts have been awarded worth $153.7 million to build new health-care facilities and expand existing services that provide care to veterans in the Biloxi, Miss., area, which was devastated by hurricanes in 2005.

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VA advance funding approved

VA advance funding approved

The Senate has approved its version of legislation to secure timely and predictable funding for the VA health-care system.

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VAVS effort lands 39 volunteers in GA

A Department of Veterans Affairs Volunteer Services (VAVS) outreach effort during a recent Department of Georgia Legion College netted 39 new volunteers for the program.

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Laptop theft compromises Guard data

Contractor’s stolen laptop had personal info on 131,000 National Guardsmen.

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Yogi Berra receives Lone Sailor Award

Yogi Berra receives Lone Sailor Award

Navy Memorial is honoring the Hall of Famer with the Lone Sailor Award, given to former sailors who have used service-learned skills to better their lives.

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Trade-show tactics

Trade-show tactics

A few tips to get the most out of your next professional outing.

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Minnesota teen captures Precision title

Minnesota teen captures Precision title

Emily Quiner, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., set a Precision standing record with a score of 788.54 out of a possible 800.

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House passes DoL, HHS and Education funding

On July 24, the House voted 264-153 to pass H.R. 3293, legislation to fund the departments of Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education for the coming fiscal year.

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House passes various veterans measures

On July 14, the House passed H.R. 1037, the Pilot College Work Study Programs for Veterans Act of 2009, by a vote of 422-0.

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Small business Parity bill introduced in senate

On July 21, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, introduced S. 1489, the Small Business Contracting Programs Parity Act of 2009.

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Indy race car wears Blue Star Banner

 Indy race car wears Blue Star Banner

Jeff Matthews wears the Blue Star Banner on his Indy Lights Series race car.

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"Super flag" unfurled

"Super flag" unfurled

About 250 volunteers unfurled a 160 x 300-foot U.S. Flag on Aug. 6, 2009, at David Allen Ballpark in Enid, Okla.

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Obama meets with Commander Rehbein

Obama meets with Commander Rehbein

President Obama meets privately with National Commander David K. Rehbein on Aug. 4, pledged to keep the VA medical system essentially as is - quelling fears that it would be absorbed into a national system.

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One-stop demobilization benefits Guardsmen

 One-stop demobilization benefits Guardsmen

Upon returning from a nine-month deployment to Iraq, 3,000 soldiers of the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade Heavy Combat Team participated in a streamlined demobilization at Fort McCoy, Wis., helped by Legionnaires fr

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Legion salutes 'California fix' to new GI Bill

The best veterans benefit in a generation just got better, says American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein.

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'I'm a different person now'

For 30 years, The American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy has instilled integrity and respect in Arizona youth.

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VA site helps college counselors, student veterans

Web site intended to strengthen the connection between college mental-health professionals and combat veterans studying on their campuses.

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76 Freedom Car finishes 12th

The American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car team arrived in Nashville with a new race car and new determination, as they prepared to compete in a race that marked the halfway point of the ASA Late Model Series Challenge Series for 2009.

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Soldier's legacy lives

Kick For Nick program preserves soldier's memory.

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Do our children know all the words?

Schoolchildren of Waregem, Belgium, spend the better part of each year learning to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” in English.

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