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Jul 24, 2020, 10:16 ET National Commander of The American Legion: 'Anarchy is America's Other Virus'

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization issued a lengthy statement yesterday comparing the actions of anarchists to the damage...


Jun 29, 2020, 09:43 ET The American Legion Calls for Accountability at Holyoke and Other State Homes

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization called the coronavirus death toll at a Massachusetts veterans' home, "Exhibit A, for...


Jun 12, 2020, 13:50 ET American Legion National Commander: Unequal treatment violates nation's highest values

American Legion National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford issued the following statement today: "The American Legion stands on principles and serves...


Jun 01, 2020, 11:27 ET The American Legion National Commander: 'America, you can do better than this'

National Commander of The American Legion James W. "Bill" Oxford issued the following statement today: "The desecration of national war memorials,...


May 29, 2020, 16:03 ET The American Legion calls for White House to protect vets 'borrower defense'

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization is imploring President Trump to sign legislation which would relieve students from repaying...


May 28, 2020, 15:44 ET The American Legion welcomes Trump tweet on National Guard extension

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization praised a tweet by President Trump today indicating that federal orders for members of the...


May 20, 2020, 15:34 ET The American Legion to Washington: 'Extend the National Guard!'

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization called on the White House to extend federal orders to thousands of members of the National...


May 18, 2020, 12:16 ET American Legion leader calls on public to light up the night on Memorial Day

American Legion National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford is urging the public to honor the country's fallen military heroes at dusk on Memorial Day...


Apr 13, 2020, 10:43 ET American Legion assists thousands through Buddy Checks

American Legion posts throughout the nation are reaching out to isolated veterans and their families through a Buddy Check program initiated in early ...


Apr 08, 2020, 15:33 ET Health emergency forces cancellation of American Legion national convention

The American Legion's 102nd National Convention, originally scheduled for Louisville, Ky., Aug. 28 – Sept. 3, 2020, is canceled due to public-health...


Feb 29, 2020, 18:41 ET The American Legion: Taliban Agreement Cause for Skeptical Hope

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization welcomed the prospect of peace in Afghanistan, while at the same time expressing distrust...


Feb 20, 2020, 13:06 ET The American Legion: Bayview Cross Victory result of Legion Supreme Court Decision

Citing The American Legion's "historic victory" during an important Supreme Court ruling last year, the head of the nation's largest veterans...


Feb 09, 2020, 14:54 ET The American Legion to Congress: Investigate Allegations of VA Wrongdoing

American Legion National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford released the following statement regarding allegations that senior leadership at the...


Jan 23, 2020, 07:48 ET The American Legion receives generous gift from GreatCall to support programs for veterans and children

The American Legion announced recently they have received a generous contribution from GreatCall, a leader in connected health for solutions for...


Jan 21, 2020, 15:16 ET The American Legion seeks entries for Fourth Estate Awards in print, broadcast and online media

The American Legion has announced its call for entries in the annual Fourth Estate Awards competition for excellence in journalism and its positive...


Jan 17, 2020, 15:35 ET Legion Commander: 'Learn from the Minneapolis death'

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization has called on health care administrators to study the findings of a recent VA inspector...


Oct 31, 2019, 11:19 ET American Legion to VA: Open Doors to WWII Veterans

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to open its health care system to World War II...


Sep 19, 2019, 08:09 ET American Legion invites veterans to share VA experiences at Washington D.C. town hall meeting

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


Sep 09, 2019, 15:09 ET The American Legion to Host Suicide Prevention Discussion

The American Legion is hosting a roundtable discussion on suicide prevention Thursday at its national headquarters in Washington. The panel will...


Aug 29, 2019, 13:31 ET Veteran from Lenoir, N.C. Elected National Commander of The American Legion

James W. "Bill" Oxford was elected national commander of the nearly two million member American Legion today in Indianapolis, during the...


Aug 19, 2019, 19:44 ET Legion to Congress: 'Fix the Gold Star Kiddie Tax!'

The head of The American Legion called on Congress to address a tax that unfairly penalizes Gold Star families once lawmakers return to Washington....


Aug 05, 2019, 20:38 ET The American Legion Commander on Shootings: Evil Will Not Triumph

The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization issued the following statement in response to the recent mass shootings: "From Gilroy,...


Jul 30, 2019, 17:24 ET American Legion Welcomes President's Signing of LEGION Act

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization thanked President Trump for signing a bipartisan act which will recognize veterans who served...


Jul 24, 2019, 08:01 ET The American Legion and The Hawthorne Gardening Company team up to support wounded, ill and injured veterans in local communities

The nation's largest wartime veterans service organization and a leader and pioneer in the gardening industry will join forces to help veterans...


Jul 23, 2019, 19:28 ET American Legion Welcomes Recognition of Additional Vets as House Passes LEGION Act

The head of the nation's largest veterans organization, welcomed today's passage by the House of Representatives of a bipartisan act which will...