America's Response Monument
America's Response Monument
San Francisco Korean War Memorial
San Francisco Korean War Memorial

American Legion members play key roles in the creation and dedication of a Korean War Memorial overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Photos by David Andrews/The American Legion

12th Armored  Division Remembrance
12th Armored Division Remembrance
Harry W. Colmery Memorial Plaza
Harry W. Colmery Memorial Plaza

The Harry W. Colmery Memorial Plaza is dedicated in downtown Topeka, Kan., on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Photos by Lucas Carter.

Decorated Vietnam War Veteran Receives Honorable Award
Decorated Vietnam War Veteran Receives Honorable Award

 

Jorge Otero-Barreto, one of the most heavily decorated Vietnam War veterans, received the Distinguished Member of the 502nd Infantry Regiment award from Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson during a ceremony June 17, 2016, at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Images of honor in Normandy
Images of honor in Normandy

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett and American Legion Auxiliary National President Sharon Conatser spent last weekend paying homage to those who died fighting in the Normandy invasion of World War II, which ultimately led to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Leading up to Monday’s 72nd anniversary of the invasion, the American Legion Family group met with veterans and active-duty troops and top military leaders from around the world. On the anniversary itself, they placed wreaths at the Normandy American Cemetery, the National Guard Memorial at Omaha Beach and at Pointe du Hoc. This gallery is just a small glimpse into three days of honor and remembrance among the French, who demonstrate each year their gratitude for the liberation paid in American blood.

Pages