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2017 American Legion Run to the Thunder

Hundreds of Legion Riders rolled into Fairfax, Va. to spend Memorial Day weekend honoring fallen veterans and Gold Star families. A Friday night Poppy Ride and candlelight vigil at the Vietnam Memorial and a Saturday wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was capped off with a lap around the National Mall during the annual Rolling Thunder ride.

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Memorial Day on the border

For the past 80 years, American Legion Post 213 in Sherwood, N.D. and multiple posts from the Royal Canadian Legion have been exchanging flags and honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on the Canadian border.

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Delaware Legion livens up rest stop

American Legion members from the Department of Delaware shared patriotism and pride with holiday travelers during Memorial Day weekend at the I-95 travel plaza near Newark, Del.

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Korean War POW Stories

On July 27, 2014 – the 61st anniversary of the armistice that ended full-scale hostilities and paved the way for their release – ex-POWs of the Korean War will gather for what’s likely to be their final reunion in Louisville, Ky. Some of their stories were told in the May 2014 issue of The American Legion Magazine, and are repeated here.

Battle of the Bulge Memories

Survivors of the Battle of the Bulge recall the bitter cold winter, along with personal anecdotes from a field hospital, an abandoned hotel and elsewhere.

Sacred Places Database

Visit our interactive database of places to honor and remember those who have served.

Family Legacy

It is not uncommon for members of The American Legion to take pride in their family's unique legacy of military service.

My Time in Uniform

Read stories of Legionnaires' experiences in the service or share your own story.

Medal of Honor

Recipients of the United States of America’s highest military honor share their stories with The American Legion.