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  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    National Dues Increase

    Delegates at the recent American Legion National Convention in Baltimore approved a $5 per-capita increase in national membership dues.

    The Department of New York will be announcing soon how it will handle the increase.

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  • Friday, September 11, 2015

    Hundreds at Patriot Highlander Challenge Aid Wounded Vets

    About 800 community members, military personnel and veterans convened in Cobleskill, N.Y, on Aug. 29 to participate in the second-annual Patriot Highlander Challenge – a Legion-sponsored event that pits participants against each other in a six- or three-mile race through 18 different obstacles.

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  • Thursday, September 03, 2015

    It’s About ‘Duty, Honor, Country’

    Dale Barnett

    National Commander Dale Barnett is sworn in. Photo by Lucas Carter / American Legion.

    By Steve B. Brooks / American Legion

    Legion family members will have no trouble remembering newly elected American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett’s motto. The Department of Georgia Legionnaire made sure to have it placed on this year’s membership shirt.

    “Duty, honor, country – these three words have great meaning to my life, and I hope this year will have great meaning to you,” Barnett told Legionnaires Thursday on the finral day of the 97th National Convention in Baltimore. He then broke down what each word means to him.

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  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015

    NY Dept. Cheered for Size of Charitable Donation

    Jim Csey, Frank Peters and Jim Yermas

    New York’s Frank Peters drew applause and cheers when he announced the amount of the Department’s charitable donation. He is flanked by Dept. Adjutant Jim Casey (left) and Dept. Commander Jim Yermas.

    BALTIMORE – The Department of New York drew cheers and applause from the sea of delegates at the American Legion National Convention Wednesday morning when New York Delegation Chairman and 2014-2015 Department Commander Frank Peters announced that New Yorkers contributed $142,357 to the National Emergency Fund (NEF).

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  • Everyone Can Do It, Recruiter of Year Says

    Edgar Johnson

    Edgar Johnson

    BALTIMORE — Edgar Johnson, honored Wednesday morning as the American Legion Recruiter of the Year, told National Convention delegates that every Legionnaire can recruit new members with a very simple approach.

    “Just Ask. That’s all you have to do.”

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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015

    ‘You Defend Those Who Defend Us’

    “You are defending those who defend us….Thank you.”

    That’s how Defense Secretary Aston Carter greeted Legionnaires at the opening session of the American Legion National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland Tuesday morning.

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