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2011-08-10 11:37:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When members of American Legion posts across the U.S. gather on August 26 for the start of their 93rd annual national convention in Minneapolis, Memorial Blood Centers will be there to pay tribute to their heroism and provide a unique opportunity for them to continue their legacy of saving lives. For three full days--August 26, 27, and 29--Memorial Blood Centers will be onsite at the Minneapolis Convention Center, welcoming...

2011-08-08 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization says he is "greatly concerned" about the widespread use of an apparently ineffective medication by VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) doctors treating patients with post traumatic stress (PTS). "It is alarming," said Jimmie L. Foster, national commander of The American Legion, "that fully 20 percent of the nearly 87,000 veterans VA physicians treated for PTS last year were...

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. "We visited this same issue last April when the federal government narrowly averted a shutdown," said Jimmie L. Foster, national commander of The American Legion. "At that time, we urged Congress not to default on payments to our troops, and we are urging the same course of action again."...

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. Coburn has introduced a proposed amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Military Construction Appropriations (MilCon/VA) Bill that would, in the Legion's opinion, possibly deny benefits to many deserving veterans who have...

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...


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