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Sending out invitations to staff for 2012 Boys Nation

Letters of invitation are going out to the staff of the 2012 American Legion Boys Nation program that will be conducted in Washington D.C. next July.

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Mailing Thanksgiving gift checks to wounded veterans and servicemembers.

For the second year in a row, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (CSAH) and The American Legion are joining forces to ensure that 2,000 military veterans and servicemembers – severely wounded in Afghanistan or Iraq – get to enjoy a special meal at Thanksgiving with those closest to them.

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Attending House hearing on job bill for veterans.

The House of Representatives will make a decision today on whether to pass the final version of legislation that will help provide jobs for about one million veterans who are currently unemployed.

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Monitoring Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee meeting.

The weeding out of bad government contractors is the topic of discussion today by members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Deputy Director Dean Stoline of the Legion’s Legislative Division will be monitoring the session on Capitol Hill.

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Attending House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on cost cutting

American Legion Legislative Division Deputy Director Ian De Planque is attending a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing: Potential Budgetary Saving Within VA. Committee members are discussing possible cost-cutting measures within the Department of Veterans Affairs as recommended by veterans service organizations, including The American Legion.

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Honoring servicemembers by participating in Veterans Day events.

American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong will join two past national commanders and the adjutant of the Department of New York in a weekend of honor for those who have served the nation in uniform. Wong will ride in the United War Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade in New York at 11 a.m. (EST).

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Sharing information about Legion scholarships, youth programs and flag education with NMSA attendees.

Representatives of The American Legion’s National Committee on Education are exhibiting at the annual conference of the National Middle School Association in Louisville, Kentucky, to share information about Legion academic scholarships, youth programs and flag education with middle school teachers, counselors and principals from across the nation.

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Unveiling a redesigned website to improve navigation for posts and departments.

Responding to market research from members and non-members alike, The American Legion National Headquarters has redesigned its website. The new format strives to make it easier for visitors to find the information they are looking for and allows posts, districts and departments the ability to easily embed and share national videos.

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American Legion Emblem Sales is mailing its 2012 merchandise catalog to Legion family members.

American Legion Emblem Sales is mailing its 2012 merchandise catalog to 87,000 members of The American Legion family. Members who have placed an order with Emblem Sales during the last three years will receive a catalog. Catalogs will arrive in mailboxes during the next two weeks.

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Updating the Legion Baseball Regional Tournament Host Manual for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

National Headquarters Baseball staff is updating the Regional Tournament Host Manual and sample contracts for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Incoming bids to host regional baseball tournaments for 2013 and 2014 will be due to National Headquarters no later than 1 February, 2012.

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