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.

500 Festival Parade
500 Festival Parade
Las Vegas Veterans Memorial dedication
Las Vegas Veterans Memorial dedication

Over 1,000 people attended the dedication of the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial in front of the Grant Sawyer government building in Las Vegas on Friday, May 27. Photos by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.

POW-MIA Chair of Honor ceremony
POW-MIA Chair of Honor ceremony

A POW-MIA Chair of Honor was dedicated in a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis. Members of Rolling Thunder and American Legion Riders attended the ceremony before heading to Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Run to The Wall.

Shirley Temple, the little Colonel, Depicted Forever on a Stamp
Shirley Temple, the little Colonel, Depicted Forever on a Stamp

The youngest Honorary Colonel of The American Legion Shirley Temple is featured on a Forever stamp that was issued on April 18 as part of the Legends of Hollywood series. In 1935 the Fox Film sensation Shirley Temple became a ‘little sister’ to members of the American Legion Post 43 when she was commissioned Honorary Colonel, a title bestowed upon top Hollywood talent who show support for military veterans.

 

An American Legion color guard opened the ceremony where distinguished representatives of the entertainment industry and politics joined family members as the U.S. postal service unveiled the 20th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series. The Forever stamp features a painting based on a 1935 image from Temples iconic role in “Curly Top” painted by Tim O’Brien.

 

POW/MIA Memorial dedication
POW/MIA Memorial dedication

A dedication for the POW/MIA Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa, Fla., on April 9, 2016. Photos by Chris Zuppa.

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