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Feb 17, 2017, 08:15 ET American Legion asks VA Secretary to reverse Black Hills call

National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion is calling on VA Secretary David Shulkin to reverse the department's decision made...


Feb 14, 2017, 09:04 ET American Legion, Chamber of Commerce to host Hiring Our Heroes job fair in nation's capital

Hiring Our Heroes – Washington, D.C., Hiring Fair and Networking Forum WHO: More than 50 national and local employers with open positions will...


Feb 13, 2017, 20:32 ET The American Legion congratulates new VA Secretary, Urges Shulkin to 'keep your promises'

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization congratulated VA Secretary David Shulkin for his confirmation earlier this evening by the...


Jan 27, 2017, 20:31 ET American Legion National Commander commends Iowa City flag defenders

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt praised the patriotism of a young FedEx driver and another man who confronted flag-burning...


Jan 17, 2017, 21:05 ET American Legion blasts Manning commutation

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization criticized President Obama's decision today to commute the sentence of an ex-soldier...


Jan 13, 2017, 19:44 ET American Legion backs VA on disability claims on toxic waste exposure

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a...


Jan 11, 2017, 14:07 ET American Legion eager to work with new VA Secretary

National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion issued the following statement concerning President-Elect Trump's selection of Dr....


Dec 19, 2016, 14:40 ET 42 Medal of Honor recipients will attend Veterans Inaugural Ball - Salute to Heroes

The American Legion and the Veterans Inaugural Committee will pay tribute to 42 Medal of Honor recipients and newly sworn in President Donald Trump...


Dec 19, 2016, 14:40 ET 42 Medal of Honor recipients will attend Veterans Inaugural Ball - Salute to Heroes

The American Legion and the Veterans Inaugural Committee will pay tribute to 42 Medal of Honor recipients and newly sworn in President Donald Trump...


Dec 01, 2016, 16:47 ET Legion outlines veterans' priorities to Trump Transition Team

The American Legion hosted a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and representatives from more than 30 other veterans...


Nov 30, 2016, 13:08 ET American Legion supports flag-desecration penalty, as decided by Congress, after amendment

The American Legion supports President-elect Donald Trump's position that there should be some penalty for U.S. flag desecration, which would be...


Nov 29, 2016, 15:13 ET American Legion to host presidential transition meeting

The American Legion will host a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team and representatives from nearly 30 other veterans...


Nov 29, 2016, 12:36 ET The American Legion supports Trump on flag issue, calls for constitutional protection

American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt praises President-elect Donald Trump for his support of the American flag. In a tweet, Mr....


Nov 21, 2016, 10:52 ET The Veterans Inaugural Ball Tickets and Sponsorship Have Sold Out

The American Legion and the Veterans Inaugural Committee announced today the Veterans Inaugural Ball — A Salute to Heroes, which will take place on...


Nov 21, 2016, 10:31 ET The Veterans Inaugural Ball Tickets and Sponsorship Have Sold Out

The American Legion and the Veterans Inaugural Committee announced today the Veterans Inaugural Ball — A Salute to Heroes, which will take place on...


Nov 16, 2016, 14:31 ET American Legion welcomes vets to discuss VA health care

The American Legion invites all Honolulu area veterans and their family members to a town hall meeting to discuss their Veterans Affairs (VA)...


Oct 24, 2016, 16:20 ET American Legion on bonuses: 'We stand with the soldiers of the Guard'

The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization is calling on the U.S. military to immediately cease collection efforts from...


Oct 20, 2016, 14:31 ET The American Legion Expands Get Out The Vote Program By Closing National Offices On Election Day and Encouraging State Offices To Join

The American Legion has announced plans to close its three national headquarters offices on Nov. 8, 2016, to give employees an opportunity to vote,...


Oct 04, 2016, 18:09 ET Legion applauds McCain for protecting veterans' preference

 One of The American Legion's top priorities is creating and protecting the benefits veterans use every day, including veterans' preference for...


Sep 26, 2016, 11:53 ET The Veterans Inaugural Committee Announces Drew Carey as Emcee of the 2017 Veterans Inaugural Ball

The American Legion and Veterans Inaugural Committee are proud to announce that Drew Carey will be the emcee for the Veterans Inaugural Ball...


Sep 25, 2016, 17:04 ET American Legion Posts to Help Dallas Area Veterans

 Military veterans in Ft. Worth and surrounding areas are invited next week for a special service session at the following location: American...


Sep 13, 2016, 16:55 ET Legion Press Conference to Force Call to Action

The American Legion is inviting external media, congressional representatives, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership, and other veteran...


Jun 16, 2016, 16:08 ET American Legion supports unanimous Supreme Court ruling

American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett expressed support for a Supreme Court ruling today that sided with a lawsuit against the Department...


Jun 16, 2016, 15:23 ET The American Legion Releases Women Veterans Survey

 The American Legion has created a military women veterans survey in order to make specific recommendations for congressional appropriations,...


May 24, 2016, 19:49 ET Legion Disappointed in Tentative Military Budget

The American Legion expressed dismay for a 2017 pay-and-benefits proposal for military members. According to Military Times, the budget by...