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National commander to ting bell at NYSE

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In celebration of The American Legion’s centennial, American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad and representatives from Philips North America and the Department of Veterans Affairs will be ringing the closing bell Thursday, July 17, at the New York Stock Exchange.





From mental health, to supporting families and communities, to fighting for benefits earned through selfless service, The American Legion has been the driving force in supporting and advocating for our nation’s veterans for the past one hundred years. As The American Legion enters its second century, the nation’s largest veterans organization continues to innovate and focus on our veterans’ most pressing need — improving their access to quality care.

The American Legion recognizes that such an effort requires close collaboration between non-profits and public and private sector organizations like Philips North America.

Through a shared commitment to improving the lives of veterans and their families/caregivers, as well as the communities in which we live and operate, Philips North America and The American Legion are collaborating on Project Atlas — an innovative multi-year pilot where Philips and The American Legion will partner to combine the convenience of the retail clinic model with leading Philips telehealth solutions, and access to VA caregivers — right in the local American Legion post.

Click here at 4 p.m. Thursday to watch the national commander ring the bell.


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Military Funeral Honors ceremonies must be scheduled in advance.

The law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “taps,” upon the family’s request. This Department of Defense program calls for the funeral director to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family.