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Jun 13, 2017, 06:31 ET GI Bill forum, exhibit debut to honor "the greatest legislation" at WWII Museum in New Orleans June 20

The original cover and signature page of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the GI Bill, will be showcased at The National...


May 26, 2017, 10:09 ET The American Legion slams White House VA Budget

National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion expressed extreme disappointment in the Trump administration's fiscal year 2018 budget...


May 17, 2017, 16:32 ET American Legion GI Bill forum, exhibit set for The National WWII Museum

The original cover and signature page of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, along with the typed and hand-edited speech given by President...


May 17, 2017, 11:38 ET The American Legion Brings Poppy Day To The United States

The American Legion is pleased to announce May 26 is National Poppy Day™. Already celebrated in countries around the world, Poppy Day is a time to...


May 15, 2017, 15:28 ET The American Legion and Student Veterans of America to hold G.I. Bill roundtable Thursday

The American Legion and Student Veterans of America will convene a Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Roundtable on Thursday, May 18th to discuss how to improve...


May 10, 2017, 16:56 ET Legion calls for immediate rescheduling of Choice hearing

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization called on the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee to reschedule a hearing on the...


Apr 27, 2017, 06:30 ET American Legion invites veterans to share VA experiences at Washington, D.C. town hall meeting

In light of recent reports about dangerous conditions and concerns over patient safety at the Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, The American...


Apr 23, 2017, 12:40 ET Newton, Mass. Youth Sweeps to Victory, Earns $18K Scholarship in American Legion Oratorical Contest

A junior from Roxbury Latin School in Roxbury, Mass., capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college...


Apr 20, 2017, 14:51 ET American Legion invites veterans to share VA experiences at Alaska town hall meeting

The American Legion, the nation's largest and most influential veterans service organization, invites all Anchorage area veterans and their...


Apr 13, 2017, 09:27 ET State Champions to Vie for Scholarship Dollars

Who: 53 state and territorial high school speech champions. What: Will vie for scholarships of $18,000, $16,000 and $14,000 in the final round of...


Mar 30, 2017, 06:33 ET The American Legion Invites Veterans to Share VA Experiences at Mobile, AL Town Hall Meeting

The American Legion, the nation's largest and most influential veterans service organization, invites all veterans in Mobile, Ala., and their...


Mar 20, 2017, 10:09 ET American Legion Legacy Scholarship deadline nearing for eligible applicants

The deadline is a month away for eligible students to apply for The American Legion's Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship was created for...


Feb 28, 2017, 14:13 ET McCain Receives American Legion's Distinguished Public Service Award

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., received The American Legion's Distinguished Public Service award for his commitment to the welfare of America's...


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...