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Honor & Remembrance

On Dec. 13, Americans across the country placed wreaths on graves of fallen veterans during Wreaths Across America Day. The event commemorated the selfless service of troops from all generations.

73 years later, it’s the heroes of Pearl Harbor that are remembered.

Hitler and Tojo had little concern about uprisings from the masses, even though their militaries suffered devastating defeats in 1944.

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.

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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.

Normandy Academy

Students of the 2013 Normandy Academy class, organized by the National World War II Museum, completed assignments focused on the "fallen soldier." View eulogies of American soldiers who fell during the war.

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.