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
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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 
 

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

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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

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

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



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Blue Star Families with loved ones at war live in a world of uncertainty, stress and, often, the purest form of patriotism.
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After superintendent reverses his decision, a middle school student rides his bike to school with an American flag on the back. Read more

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

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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

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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
WHAT'S NEW ONLINE
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  >>


AMERICANISM
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
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CONVENTION & MEETINGS
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
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A pledge to service
An overview of The American Legion's pledge and commitment to the Four Pillars of Service to America.
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76 Freedom Car wraps up successful season


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