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Gold Star Mother disgusted with AP decision

Decision to show the world a Marine in his final moments crossed the line, says woman who lost her Marine son to war in 2006.

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AP photo of fallen Marine infuriates Hill

The Associated Press rejected a request by a grieving family and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to withhold a photo of a Marine dying from combat wounds in Afghanistan. The Legion stands by the family.

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Commander: Send our message home

Commander: Send our message home

The American Legion took a hefty legislative portfolio to Capitol Hill this week. National Commander Clarence Hill says it doesn’t much matter if no one sees it at home.

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Commander calls for greater focus on the needs of female veterans

Commander calls for greater focus on the needs of female veterans

American Legion National Commander delivered testimony Thursday, Sept. 10, to a joint session of congressional committees. In the testimony, he called for greater attention to the needs of women veterans.

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Legion panelists make case for just one GI Bill

Since taking effect Aug. 1, the Post-9/11 GI Bill has been the subject of concerns and questions. An American Legion roundtable of experts and officials recently shared their views.

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Today’s warriors need us more than ever

By my second day in the war theater of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I realized I was surrounded by reasons why The American Legion matters today as much as ever – maybe more so.

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Monumental Challenge

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Mojave Desert cross may set a precedent for veterans memorials everywhere.

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Out of the Darkness

At last, more military sexual trauma victims are speaking up and getting help.

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Pride and purpose: 2009 National Convention

Legionnaires flock to Louisville to reflect on a year of accomplishment, plan for a year of growth.

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Hill elected new Legion commander

Hill elected new Legion commander

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain from Jacksonville, Fla., is The American Legion’s new national commander.

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Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Convention renews commitment to "Four Pillars"

Clarence Hill, a retired Navy captain, was elected The American Legion’s new national commander Aug. 27 at the organization’s 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Legacy Run delivers $549,000

Legacy Run delivers $549,000

Legion Riders and other motorcyclists go far beyond their $400,000 fundraising goal for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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Clarence Hill's acceptance speech

Clarence Hill's acceptance speech

In his acceptance speech at the Louisville convention, newly elected Legion commander Clarence Hill advocated the use of more computer technology and social networking to reach veterans of all ages, from all wars.

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American Legion questions "death book"

American Legion National Commander David K. Rehbein says the controversial “Your Life, Your Choices” booklet lacks sensitivity in its treatment of end-of-life choices.

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Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Petraeus receives Legion service medal

Gen. David H. Petraeus received The American Legion’s highest honor - the Distinguished Service Medal - at the 91st National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

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Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Mullen: Cultural sensitivity needed in Middle East

Adm. Mike Mullen, JCS chairman, says that greater understanding of Middle East culture can help to resolve conflict in that region.

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VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA vows to limit vet homelessness

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki made strong promises to veterans while speaking at the 91st National Convention.

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Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

Servicemembers honored for volunteerism

In Louisville, The American Legion recognized one member of each armed service for community service with its Spirit of Service Award.

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Benefits guide gets second printing

Benefits guide gets second printing

‘For Service To Your Country’ is step-by-step guide to receiving benefits earned through military service.

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VA: Suicide a concern among all veterans

Five thousand veterans commit suicide each year. Some of them are old; some are young. They all need help.

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VA official responds to GI Bill concerns

Keith Wilson, VA’s director of Education Services, answers some of the questions that have been raised about new GI Bill benefits.

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Bunning presented "Good Guy" Award

Bunning presented "Good Guy" Award

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning received the James V. Day “Good Guy” Award at the 91st National Convention. He strongly supports passage of a flag amendment.

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OCW sweeps through Fort Knox

OCW sweeps through Fort Knox

Wounded warriors often need things that go beyond basic medical needs. The American Legion, through its Operation Comfort Warriors program, makes sure these comfort-based needs are filled.

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Military health care must be revamped

The American Legion says VA and DoD systems must be improved and expanded

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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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