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Helping Hands at Durham Post 175

One of the things that binds our posts together is a common goal of helpfulness. We visit each other, learn new things, and share ideas. Most post commanders will brag on their stealing a great idea or process from a neighboring post. Continue reading

Google for Vets and Familes

Communicating with home from the battlefield was never easier. Today’s service men and women use the internet, email, and Skype to share photos, video, and telecommunicate with family and friends. Continue reading

Chapel Hill Homecoming

Chapel Hill Post 6 has a nearly 100 year history in Chapel Hill. They are busy rebuilding their post in more ways than one. One example is their very successful Christmas Homecoming 2011. They put on a great Christmas celebration and prime rib dinner for 100+ people and it did not cost the post a dime this year. Continue reading

Vice Commander Receives National Appointment

The American Legion National Commander Fang Wong of the Department of New York has announced the national appointment of District Vice Commander Lee Heavlin as a general member of the National Foreign Relations Council of The American Legion. Continue reading

Looking to Help a Vet on Veterans Day?

Parade Magazine published a great article on how to honor our veterans on Veterans Day. Here it is for your enjoyment and for action Continue reading

Special Veterans Day Deals

Many retailers and restaurants offer special deals on Veterans Day. Here is a comprehensive list of companies that are offering special deals and meals for veterans on Veterans Day.

Some offer free meals for the veteran. Free meals are for the veteran and do not normally include a non-servicemember spouse or family. Continue reading

Veterans Day Concert in Raleigh

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will perform on Friday, November 11th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Auditorium. Continue reading

Marble for our Heroes

Here is a great story on the marble used for the graves of our veterans. It is the story of a marble mine in Danby, Vermont. Continue reading

Ray Smith Passes

Ray G. Smith, former National Commander, American Legion, died on October 26, 2011. He was the national commander of a 2.8 million-member American Legion in 2000. He also served on the North Carolina Veterans Affairs Commission for the past ten years. Continue reading

The Meal is on Applebee’s on Veterans Day – Nov 11th

Applebee’s just announced that they will again say “THANK YOU” to our nation’s veterans and active duty military by inviting them to their neighborhood Applebee’s for a free meal on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Continue reading

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