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2011-07-28 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Should Congress fail to raise the national debt ceiling by Aug. 2, The American Legion says the paychecks of servicemembers must not be sacrificed.

2011-07-20 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has voiced its strong opposition to a cost cutting proposal by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma that would, in the words of the Legion's national commander, "undo the good work of two decades." Sen.

2011-07-18 15:23:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in three years, the Herald of Jasper, IN was named the Fourth Estate Award winner by members of The American Legion Department of Indiana. William Powell, a reporter on the staff of the Herald, a veteran himself who covers veterans' issue extensively, accepted the award July 16 in Indianapolis during the 100,000-member veterans' organization's 93rd annual Department Convention. Jeff Carroll, New Albany, chairman of the...

2011-07-18 15:53:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graphic Packaging International of Kendallville has been honored by The American Legion Department of Indiana as Employer of the Year for employing veterans. The award came during the general session of the veterans' organization's 93rd annual convention July 16 in Indianapolis. The American Legion each year honors a private employer whose workforce is at least 25 percent veterans and has been in business for at least five years.

2011-07-18 12:20:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael J. Miller, a Mishawaka Vietnam veteran, was elected State Commander of the 100,000-member American Legion Department of Indiana during the organization's 93rd annual state convention in Indianapolis July 16, 2011.

2011-07-15 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last November, in a Massachusetts town along the Vermont border, a young mother who had just given birth to her second child was turned out on the streets by her parents. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110715/DC36019 ) The woman's husband was a soldier serving in Afghanistan, and her parents did not approve of the war.

2011-07-13 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation from American Legion National Commander Jimmie L. Foster to address Legionnaires and their families Aug.

2011-07-07 12:21:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization is calling on the Justice Department to appeal yesterday's ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which requires the U.S.

2011-07-06 09:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has long believed that the next of kin of any U.S. servicemember who dies while serving on active duty is deserving of a condolence letter from the president of the United States.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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