Touching student videos honor memorial squares in Brookline, Mass.

As part of Post 11's annual scholarship competition, each student applicant researched and created a 2-4 minute video about one of the 16 memorial squares in Brookline. At the post we were filled with awe and inspired by what these students put together, and humbled by the sacrifices made by those from our community whom these squares honor.

City of Waterloo virtual Memorial Day program

A special video put together to honor our fallen soldiers.

Army special forces dog, turned service dog, stars in documentary

Army special forces, now service dog, stars in documentary

Girl Scouts Memorial Day Tribute - Troop 50671

Girl Scouts Troop 50671, one of the newest troops in the State of Connecticut with girls age 6 to 10, have been producing meaningful social media content for their community. This time they have created a compelling video tribute in order to Honor the Fallen and support their local American Legion Post 12,

Attica, Ind. post celebrates 100th birthday

Along with the 100th birthday of the American Legion, the American Legion, Post 52 in Attica, Indiana, recently celebrated its 100th birthday. The post received its charter on September 15, 1919, under the command of Lee Whitehall. The first meetings were held in members' homes. sometimes using a lantern for lighting. Eventually, in 1986, after cutting and selling wood, the members were able to make a down payment on a burned-out building and adjacent properties, which they completely renovated. Later, the members added on to the building, making it the very active post home, along with the Unit 52 Auxiliary, that it is today.

Hinsdale Post 250 honors the American Legion with community display of 100 flags

A field of grand old flags

Do What's Right

Frank Havlik did what is right, but it took 89 years and his granddaughter's help to finish his mission

The Next Best Thing

Stalag Luft III - One Man's Story is told by WWII prisoner of war U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners in Stalag Luft III depicted in the movie "The Great Escape." Woehrle was shot down May 29th, 1943. His parachute malfunctioned when he bailed from his crippled B-17 yet miraculously he survived. At age 93 this remarkable man and gifted storyteller takes us back with vivid detail as he relives his experiences that include: a terrifying air battle, being captured by the Nazis, receiving an unexpected parcel from a watch company in Geneva, the 70-mile below zero "Forced March,” and liberation by General Patton after two long years of uncertainty and tremendous hardship. His personal account of how he survived is filled with grit and grace. His niece, Louise Woehrle, shares her thoughts on sharing his story in the documentary and what the feature means to her and many others.

Maine Legion co-founder's cap on display

American Legion Post 51, Oakland, Me. Our 100 year old archive.

Highway for a Vietnam hero

There are many silent stories resting in our cemeteries of military men and women who served with distinction and whose forgotten stories need to be brought to life in remembrance that freedom is not free. It comes at a cost to family, friends, community and the nation. Their stories must be shared and passed on to present and future generations in perpetual remembrance. Episode No. 1: A Highway for a Vietnam War Hero: Honoring Lt. Frankie Lee (Pete) Wallace