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.

Tree Town Festival - Day Two
Tree Town Festival - Day Two

In its third year as music festival's official charity, Legion members are out in full force during the weekend-long event.

Memorial Day at Yellowstone National Park
Memorial Day at Yellowstone National Park

American Legion Gardiner, Mont., Post 118 holds an intimate Memorial Day service at Yellowstone National Park on Monday, May 30, 2016. There ceremony is the only one of its kind held in Yellowstone. Photo by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.

Tree Town Festival - Day One
Tree Town Festival - Day One

In its third year as music festival's official charity, Legion reaches out to younger crowd.

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