Remembering the USS Utah
Remembering the USS Utah

A remembrance ceremony for the sailors of the USS Utah is held at the memorial near Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Photos by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor "Greatest Generation" Survivors

Pearl Harbor survivors make a public appearance at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Photos by Lucas Carter/The American Legion

PT-305 launched in New Orleans
PT-305 launched in New Orleans

After a decade of restoration, the world's only WWII combat PT boat, PT-305 crawled through the streets of New Orleans to the Mississippi River and was hoisted to a barge on the final leg to the journey to becoming a floating exhibit for the WWII Mueseum in New Orleans in April of 2017. By the end of the WWII over ninety percent of the U.S. Navy fleet was designed or built by Andrew Higgins in his New Orleans factory and he is credited by General Dwight Eisenhower as "the man who won the war for us." 

Legionnare helps deliver 72-year-old medals medals to family
Legionnare helps deliver 72-year-old medals medals to family

The medals of Pvt. Elmer D. Wall of Jamestown, Ky., who died in World War II on August 9, 1944, are presented to his family after slipping through the cracks for over 70 years at American Legion Post 205 in Franklin, Ind., on Friday, November 11. Photos by Lucas Carter/The American Legion.

Legion marches in New York Veterans Day parade
Legion marches in New York Veterans Day parade

New York Legion members joined other veterans and servicemembers to parade down 5th Ave. in "America's Parade: New York City" on Veterans Day. Photos by Amy C. Elliott

Birmingham Veterans Day
Birmingham Veterans Day
One of the largest turnouts for Veterans Day parades in the country, Birmingham, Ala. pays tribute to those who served.

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