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Press Releases

Legion Announces 2017 Recipients of Top Journalism Award

Legion praises VA for removing medical center director in Washington

American Legion to host veterans town hall meeting in Phoenix to discuss quality of care

McCain Receives American Legion’s Distinguished Public Service Award

VA Secretary Shulkin among notable speakers at The American Legion’s Washington Conference