How to get a virtual hearing at the BVA

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The Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) has held over 13,000 virtual tele-hearings. These virtual tele-hearings allow the Board to hold hearings for Veterans safely and efficiently from wherever the Veteran chooses. Best of all, the technology allows the Board to be more efficient and more […]

National Security Division Update

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Legislative Issues • Support for Afghan Interpreters through the Special Immigrant Visa Program – The American Legion advocate for Afghan Interpreters who stood shoulder to shoulder with U.S. Forces and Diplomats contributing to saving countless American lives. The American Legion urges the President of the […]

In The History of The American Legion

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May 8-10, 1919: The American Legion’s constitution is approved at the St. Louis Caucus, conducted inside the Shubert Theater. Before declining nomination to lead the new organization but serving as temporary chairman of the caucus, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., calls the session to order with a […]

National Youth Programs are a Go!

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The American Legion to Shelby, N.C.:  ‘Play Ball!’ The American Legion World Series to be held as originally scheduled INDIANAPOLIS (April 26, 2021) –  The head of the nation’s largest veterans organization announced that The American Legion World Series will be played in Shelby, N.C., […]

Veterans Week of Advocacy

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Veterans Week of Advocacy 2021  We are now half way through the inaugural Minnesota Veterans Week of Advocacy and I am reaching out to ask you to take action today. What is Veterans Week of Advocacy? This is a week set by the VSO’s in […]

End Forever War

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The American Legion calls for ending ‘Forever War,’ repealing, replacing Authorization for Using Military Force   WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) –  Calling the White House plan to fully withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11, “a good start,” the leader of the nation’s largest veteran […]

The American Legion History

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March 16, 1926: Sgt. Stubby dies in his sleep. The only known canine to become an official – rather than honorary – member of The American Legion, the celebrated bull terrier was a stray who wandered into a training camp of the 102nd Infantry Division […]