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American Legion Documentary Episode 5 now available

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The American Legion has released the newest episode of the centennial documentary series "To Strengthen a Nation."

In Episode 5: American Legion Baseball, hosts Jeric Wilhelmsen and Lorna Duyn travel to Milbank, S.D., to learn the origin story of American Legion Baseball and explore how the organization has promoted citizenship through sportsmanship throughout the past century.

The “To Strengthen a Nation” documentary series features the two professional actors, who are also members of American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, Calif., as they travel the country to discover how The American Legion was formed, grew and continues to serve communities, states and the nation today.

New episodes will continue to appear in the coming months. All episodes can be viewed on the LegionTV hub under the "To Strenghthen a Nation" playlist, or on The American Legion YouTube channel under the "To Strengthen a Nation" playlist.All episodes are available for download on The American Legion Vimeo channel under the "To Strengthen a Nation" album.

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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.