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Jul 30, 2015, 18:56 ET

Legion commends Congress for VA Bill, Choice Reforms

 The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization praised Congress for passing a measure to fill a $3.4 billion funding gap,...

Jul 21, 2015, 16:49 ET

American Legion Praises Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for Land Purchase to Save Cross

 Calling for an end to a lengthy court battle, The American Legion is praising the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association for its recent purchase...

Jun 15, 2015, 10:29 ET

The American Legion Announces Schedule for Motorcycle Ride with Actor William Shatner to Raise Awareness for the Organization

The American Legion and one of the nation's best-loved television and film stars are teaming up for an epic cross-country motorcycle trek that will...

May 31, 2015, 16:06 ET

The American Legion National Commander sends message of sympathy to Vice President

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm expressed sympathy Sunday after Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III passed away Saturday at age 46...

May 21, 2015, 16:24 ET

Statement by American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm on House Agreement to Continue Denver VA Construction

"While I agree with VA Secretary Bob McDonald that the cost overruns and construction delays that have plagued the Denver Replacement Medical...

Apr 15, 2015, 21:13 ET

The American Legion: VAOIG blasts Philly regional office

A report issued today by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) has substantiated gross mismanagement, negligence...

Apr 12, 2015, 12:59 ET

Ocala, Fla., High School Senior Sweeps to Victory, Earns $18K Scholarship in American Legion Oratorical Contest

A senior from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla., capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college scholarship...

Apr 11, 2015, 17:38 ET

Three High School Orators to Face Off Sunday for Top National Honor

Out of an original 52 contestants, only three remain as finalists in The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, "A...

Apr 11, 2015, 15:22 ET

Nine high school orators survive first round, advance to national semi-finals this afternoon

Excitement ran high for nine of 52 top high school orators as they advanced from the first round of intense competition in a national speech...

Apr 01, 2015, 16:28 ET

ESPN to expand coverage of Legion World Series

 ESPN will expand its live coverage of The American Legion World Series (ALWS) to broadcast two semifinal games, Aug. 17, on its ESPNU channel...

Mar 23, 2015, 16:14 ET

Concerned about veterans homelessness, American Legion takes to the streets of L.A.

 The American Legion is taking to the streets of Los Angeles to lend a helping hand to that city's population of homeless veterans. A team of...

Mar 18, 2015, 15:32 ET

American Legion town hall mtg for L.A. veterans set for March 23

- The American Legion will hold a town hall meeting in Los Angeles on March 23 for local veterans, in response to reports of serious delays in...

Mar 06, 2015, 09:58 ET

The American Legion seeks entries for Fourth Estate Awards in print, broadcast and Internet media

The American Legion encourages media to submit entries this month in the annual Fourth Estate Awards competition for excellence in...

Feb 11, 2015, 16:32 ET

Helm: 'End game' needed for military action against ISIL

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm expressed support for President Obama's call today to use military force against the Islamic...

Nov 24, 2014, 19:38 ET

VA director's overdue firing applauded by Legion

Monday's termination of embattled Phoenix VA Healthcare System Director Sharon Helman is "a long-awaited step along the road to restored trust...

Nov 21, 2014, 15:45 ET

Legion launches new career platform

The American Legion and its allies in veteran employment and entrepreneurship have launched a new web platform to help those who served in uniform...

Nov 20, 2014, 23:40 ET

Legion remains firm on immigration

 Though pleased with some aspects of President Obama's executive order regarding illegal immigration announced this evening, American Legion...

Nov 10, 2014, 08:45 ET

Audie Murphy tops American Legion's "Most Beloved Veterans" survey

 Medal of Honor recipient and film star Audie Murphy topped an online survey of America's "Most Beloved Veterans" conducted by The American...

Nov 05, 2014, 10:38 ET

Vermont Teddy Bear Launches New Line of Bears to Help American Legion Programs

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, the nation's largest producer of handcrafted teddy bears, is showing its patriotic colors with the introduction of...

Oct 31, 2014, 21:40 ET

Legion on Tahmooressi Release: 'Treat his Post Traumatic Stress'

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm issued the following statement regarding Mexico's decision to release Andrew...