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Honor & Remembrance

West Coast memorial closer to points of departure, action and return for those who fought it.

Approximately 140 women veterans made history as they traveled from Ohio to Washington to visit memorials in honor of their service.

Local "America's Parade" is the nation's largest, and visitors are encouraged to march with it.

The American Legion places a high priority on honoring and remembering those who dedicated their lives to keeping our nation safe. This web page is dedicated to their stories.

Featured Sections

Korean War POW Stories

On July 27, 2014 – the 61st anniversary of the armistice that ended full-scale hostilities and paved the way for their release – ex-POWs of the Korean War will gather for what’s likely to be their final reunion in Louisville, Ky. Some of their stories were told in the May 2014 issue of The American Legion Magazine, and are repeated here.

Battle of the Bulge Memories

Survivors of the Battle of the Bulge recall the bitter cold winter, along with personal anecdotes from a field hospital, an abandoned hotel and elsewhere.

Sacred Places Database

Visit our interactive database of places to honor and remember those who have served.

Family Legacy

It is not uncommon for members of The American Legion to take pride in their family's unique legacy of military service.

My Time in Uniform

Read stories of Legionnaires' experiences in the service or share your own story.

Medal of Honor

Recipients of the United States of America’s highest military honor share their stories with The American Legion.