Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Year in Review: The top stories from 2010

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The American Legion Online Update
2010 Year in Review
Main Story
Good Neighbors
For more than 50 years, Alan Seeger Post 2 in Mexico City has supported a school bearing the Legion's name. Read more  |  Part 2  |  Part 3 

Which 2010 event involving the Legion was of greatest interest to you?
This year's top headlines
In February, Operation Comfort Warriors garners most online votes to nab $250,000 grant. Read more | OCW in Ga.

Liberty Legal lawyer talks with The American Legion about the Legion's critical role in the case and what is next for the cross.
Read more | Impact for other memorials

New York Legionnaire Duane Jackson gains national recognition after pointing out an SUV laden with explosives to police officers in Times Square. Read more

Bloggers, readers and concerned veterans try to separate myth from reality. Read more | Share your thoughts

Blue Star Families with loved ones at war live in a world of uncertainty, stress and, often, the purest form of patriotism.
Read more

After superintendent reverses his decision, a middle school student rides his bike to school with an American flag on the back. Read more

Supreme Court hears arguments from Albert Snyder and Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Read more | Photos | Burnpit raises funds for dad 

A member of the "Band of Brothers" died on D-Day. His Purple Heart citation was found up in a junk pile. The Burn Pit helped find his family. Read more | The call for help

Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found. A WWII submarine commander's sons succeeded in locating the watery grave of their father and his crew.
Read more | Complete coverage
American Legion 2010 headlines
Veterans Benefits Calculator
Answer a few questions about your military service to find out possible benefits entitled to you or your family.
Read more >> 

Legion member discounts
Discount programs for products and services such as travel, health care, personal finance and computers.
Find discounts  >>

U.S. Flag Q & A
Ask our experts questions about the flag. Read more  >>

USAA/Legion Financial Center
Personal finance tips to help get the most of every cent.
Visit center  >>

Military nicknames
Nicknames take on a number of different meanings, but all of them have a unique reason for their existence.
Share yours  >>

Mobile phone apps
Visiting the Legion on a mobile phone is easier for the Apple iPhone and a new display for the BlackBerry.
Read more  >>

Online virtual museum tour
View selected pieces from the Emil A. Blackmore Museum at The American Legion's National Headquarters.
Take tour  >>

Legion Baseball: Oklahoma 'Outlaws' win World Series Read more | Video highlights | View photos  

2010 Boys Nation: Senators graduate
Read more | Video highlights | View photos 

Oratorial contest: 73rd Oratorical champion crowned
Read more | Champion Video Q&A 

Shooting sports: Air rifle championship crowns
two shooters Read more | Watch video

Shelby, N.C. to permanently host American Legion 
Baseball World Series
Read more  >>

Washington Conference:
Commander's Call: Truly making a difference
Complete coverage  >>

92nd National Convention in Milwaukee:
Jimmie L. Foster elected national commander
Complete coverage | Watch videos | View photos 

Legion Riders: Legacy Run blows goal out of water
Read more | Video highlights | View photos 

Legion College: 54 students graduate Read more  >>

Legion TV
A pledge to service
An overview of The American Legion's pledge and commitment to the Four Pillars of Service to America.

76 Freedom Car wraps up successful season

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