RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

American Legion

A collection of news and information related to American Legion published by this site and its partners.

Top American Legion Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Marines getting warm welcome home after tour in Afghanistan

    Marines getting warm welcome home after tour in Afghanistan
    Marines returning home from the combat zone in Afghanistan got a warm welcome Monday. Karla Smiley and her Military Heroes Support Foundation hosted a homecoming celebration for 10 Marines at the American Legion in Pompano Beach. Some had no family to...
  • Capt. Lovell helps dedicate Blue Star Memorial marker in Lake Forest

    Capt. Lovell helps dedicate Blue Star Memorial marker in Lake Forest
    More than 100 people turned out for a Blue Star Memorial Marker dedication at the Telegraph Road Train Station Garden in Lake Forest Thursday morning. The event featured special guest Captain James Lovell and included a dignified Color Guard ceremony,...
  • Otis M. 'Jim' Long

    Otis M. 'Jim' Long
    Otis M. "Jim" Long, a retired Maryland state trooper who survived the sinking of his aircraft carrier during World War II, died Thursday at Harbor Hospital of complications from a fall. He was 87. The son of Nathaniel O. Long and Vera M. Long, Otis...
  • Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

    Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
    The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor. "Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...
  • A thankful community remembers veterans

    When Pastor Charles Seivard began the invocation to the Veterans' Day service at Oscar Swanson Park in North Grosvenordale, he brought home the import of the day. "Think of one individual who served," he said. "See their faces, speak their names, remember...
  • Wreaths Across America to honor veterans

    At noon Dec. 13, American Legion Post 219 in Fruitland Park will aid Wreaths Across America in honoring our veterans by laying wreaths on the graves of veterans in Shiloh Cemetery on Shiloh Street in Fruitland Park. Wreaths Across America pursues its...
  • Event to raise awareness of vision loss

    White Cane Safety Day, which is Oct. 15, is a national awareness day to make the public aware of special accommodations and traffic laws for blind and visually impaired pedestrians and sighted drivers. New Vision for Independence Inc., a nonprofit...
  • Craft bazaars pop up all over the Peninsula

    Craft bazaars pop up all over the Peninsula
    Looking to get some holiday shopping done in the next couple of weeks? Consider one of the following craft shows in the region. From crafters with handcrafted hair bows to painters with works valued in the thousands, Peninsula arts and crafts shows...
  • Veterans Day | War Stories: In Their Own Words: Army surgical technician recalls World War II hospital duty

    Veterans Day | War Stories: In Their Own Words: Army surgical technician recalls World War II hospital duty
    This Veterans Day, Pauline Haydt Minnich remembers growing up in Northampton and her service in the Army Air Forces during World War II. - You know where the new Sacred Heart assisted living is in Northampton, on 21st Street by the Hokendauqua Creek?...
  • Howard L. Smith Sr., teacher

    Howard L. Smith Sr., teacher
    Howard L. Smith Sr., a retired Baltimore County public schools science teacher who was a Korean War veteran, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from a stroke. He was 83. The son of Charles Smith, a Baltimore & Ohio...
  • Lake Forest Day changes tie local businesses to patrons in a fun environment

    Lake Forest Day changes tie local businesses to patrons in a fun environment
    In its 105th year, the 2014 Lake Forest Day parade and carnival has taken on an updated approach with a new Party in the Park and more sponsorship opportunities to ensure an upbeat two-day festival. “We’re trying to re-energize Lake Forest...