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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...

2011-07-15 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. "They just tossed her out, along with her two children. So the Red Cross called us up and we found her a...

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. 30 in Minneapolis at the organization's annual national convention. "It is always an honor to welcome the commander-in-chief at our national convention, but it is more meaningful than ever this year, as we look back on recent progress regarding the compassionate care of our nation's...

2010-11-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Legion is teaming up with the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes to stage the 6th annual Road to Recovery Conference and Tribute at Walt Disney World's Swan Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Dec. 12-16 event will host more than 400 guests, including many veterans who were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The five-day event promises to make the educational and motivational sessions better than ever for the attendees....

2010-11-08 16:14:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has called on Congress, the president and the Pentagon to carefully consider the concerns voiced by the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps regarding the lifting of the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuals. "The motto of the Marine Corps is 'Semper Fidelis,' which means 'always faithful,'" said National Commander Jimmie L. Foster, a Marine Corps veteran. "General James F. Amos, who was appointed...

2010-09-21 12:04:00

Congress awards state veterans home privileges to all parents of fallen warriors WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a decades-long campaign waged by The American Legion and sympathetic advocates, the U.S. Senate last night cleared legislation that will grant state veterans home care privileges to all Gold Star mothers and fathers; parents who have lost sons or daughters during military service. Heretofore, since the post-Civil War era, only parents who had sacrificed...

2010-07-26 15:55:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the publication of more than 90,000 secret military documents by a Web site, the leader of The American Legion called upon Justice Department officials to vigorously prosecute any American who knowingly leaks classified information. "As the old saying goes 'loose lips sink ships,' but today's sad reality is that the Worldwide Web can lead to worldwide mayhem if certain Web sites do not practice better discretion," said The...

2010-05-26 07:25:00

The 'American Heroes' Vignettes Premiere During Military Channel's Live Coverage of the National Memorial Day Parade on May 31st INDIANAPOLIS and SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion and Military Channel have teamed up to honor troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, including three soldiers who never made it back home. A series of ten, one-minute vignettes, "American Heroes" premieres Memorial Day on the Military Channel, which co-sponsored the...

2010-05-19 12:34:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, the head of the nation's largest wartime veterans organization stated his group's opposition to repealing the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' (DADT) policy. "We feel strongly that the current policy has served the U.S. military well for 17 years and it would not be wise to make a major cultural change in the middle of two wars," The American Legion National...

2010-05-18 10:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practicing what they preach - helping to make a real difference in veterans' lives - members of The American Legion spent nearly one million hours volunteering at VA medical facilities in fiscal 2009. The nation's largest veterans group is also one of America's largest volunteer organizations, its ranks populated by what VA Secretary Eric Shinseki recently described as "people who are regularly, habitually and deliberately kind." Shinseki...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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