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    American Legion Annual Conference

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    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton American Legion Speech

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the American Legion National Convention in Cincinnati. She spoke about the value of veterans and the military, as well as the…

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    Baltimore and the War of 1812

    Vince Vaise talked about Baltimore’s role in the War of 1812 and the significance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key following the Battle of Baltimore in 1814.

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    Former Secretary Chuck Hagel at the American Legion Convention

    Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center after being awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He spoke about…

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    Secretary Robert McDonald at the American Legion Convention

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. He spoke about the importance of supporting veterans,…

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    Secretary Ashton Carter at the American Legion Convention

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. He spoke about the importance of supporting veterans and defense…

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    President Obama at American Legion Convention

    President Obama spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. He announced several executive actions to help veterans, including expanded suicide…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald at American Legion Convention

    Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. He outlined changes that had already been implemented to reduce the VA health care…

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    Senators Burr and Hagan at American Legion Convention

    Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention in the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Biden Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball Appearance

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball held by the American Legion to honor recipients of the Medal of Honor at the Renaissance Hotel. Then he and Mrs. Biden…

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    Kevin Schmiegel Remarks to American Legion Convention

    Kevin Schmiegel addressed the American Legion National Convention. He talked about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plan to help unemployed veterans.

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    Representative Watz Remarks on Veterans

    Representative Tim Walz (D-MN), the highest ranking enlisted soldier in Congress, spoke at the American Legion convention. He spoke about veterans benefits.

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    Representative Jeff Miller Remarks

    House Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) spoke at the American Legion Convention. He said veterans benefits will not be shortchanged in congressional deficit reduction…

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    Secretary Shinseki Remarks

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki talked about addressed the American Legion Convention. He spoke about the Obama administration’s plan to get veterans employed. The plan includes…

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    Bill Simon Remarks to American Legion

    Bill Simon spoke at the American Legion Convention. He announced that Wal-Mart would double its $10 million commitment to veterans jobs training and called on veterans to help lead U.S.…

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    House Minority Leader Pelosi Remarks

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke at the American Legion Convention. In her speech she said veterans benefits will not be shortchanged in congressional deficit reduction talks and talked…

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    Presidential Remarks at American Legion National Convention

    President Obama praised veterans for their service and sacrifices, particularly thanking the “9/11 generation” for “an unrelenting decade of operations.” He talked about his plan to help…

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    American Legion Women Veterans Survey

    Participants spoke about the results of a study on gender-specific health services within the Veterans Affairs system. The study found that more than half of women veterans rated the sexual…

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    American Legion Conference

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Pennsylvania Representative Jason Altmire were among the speakers at the American Legion’s annual conference.

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    A Few Good Women

    Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (1962-1965 & 1989-1991) presents a history of American women in the armed forces. The author recalls the efforts made by women to fight alongside…

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