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The most visited web story of 2019, another Sons record and more

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One year ago this month, had its most visited story of the year, reporting on efforts The American Legion was making to help junior enlisted members of the U.S. Coast Guard with children at home whose pay was delayed by the federal government shutdown. In the weeks that followed, over $1 million in American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance grants were issued to those families, and tens of thousands followed the effort online.

This month’s Membership Impact Report also notes that over 1 million veteran graves were decorated by mid-December through Wreaths Across America efforts, many of which involving American Legion Family groups. Visitors to the Legion’s YouTube channel spent nearly 30,000 hours in 2019 watching the organization’s growing portfolio of videos, and membership in Sons of The American Legion broke another record in 2019.

See December's Membership Impact Report, along with reports from past months, here.

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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