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Second episode of American Legion centennial documentary released

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Before The American Legion celebrated its 100th birthday last month, the first two episodes of the newly produced centennial documentary on the history and influence of The American Legion, "To Strengthen a Nation," were released.

Watch "To Strengthen a Nation: Prelude" and "Episode 1: Formation of The American Legion." The episodes are available on The American Legion's YouTube channel.

The second episode of "To Strengthen a Nation" has been released – "Episode 2: Mutual Helpfulness." This episode focuses on The American Legion helping its fellow veterans through service officers, the GI Bill, Agent Orange benefits, and more.

“To Strengthen a Nation” has professional actors, who are also Legionnaires, crisscrossing the country to discover how The American Legion was formed, grew, and serves community, state and nation today. Episodes will be posted monthly or bimonthly between now and the 101st National Convention in Indianapolis in late August.

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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.