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Giving for a good cause

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As in the last few years, the 2018 American Legion national convention will host a blood drive.

The 100th National Convention Blood Drive will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall (Hall C, Level 1) of the Minneapolis Convention Center. Walk-ins are welcome, but attendees can also schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767, or by going to and entering "American Legion."

According to the latest American Legion Consolidated Post Report, more than 45,000 donors gave more than 75,000 pints of blood in 2016.

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The issuance or replacement of military service medals, awards and decorations must be requested in writing.

Requests should be submitted in writing to the appropriate military service branch division of the NPRC. Standard form (SF 180), available through the VA, is recommended to submit your request. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. For more information, or for the mailing address of the military branch office to submit your request to, call 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272) or visit the NPRC website at