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Legion charity ride raises $551,568 for scholarships

Alabama Student Elected President of the 2017 American Legion Boys Nation

GI Bill forum, exhibit debut to honor “the greatest legislation” at WWII Museum in New Orleans June 20

The American Legion is encouraged by Secretary Shulkin’s efforts to improve the VA, with much work to be done

The American Legion is encouraged by Secretary Shulkin’s efforts to improve the VA, with much work to be done

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