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Expanded television coverage schedule, a daily Dugout e-newsletter and a Reddit chat are among the highlights of this year’s 90th American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C.
Regional champs arrive in Shelby Aug. 9 and events continue daily through Aug. 16 at Keeter Stadium. Last year’s World Series featured a record 11 one-run games, and also saw records fall for single-game attendance (8,200) and tournament attendance (117,072).
ESPNU is expanding its coverage this year to include the final six games of the tournament: the last day of pool play, the semifinals and then the championship game at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Every other game will be available via live streaming on ESPN3. .… Read more
More than six decades after the Korean War ended, a memorial honoring those who served was dedicated Aug. 1 in the Presidio National Cemetery in San Francisco.
The dedication ceremony itself was years in the making. Retired Marine Col. John Stevens conceived the idea for the memorial in 2009, when he was 88 years old.
“The Korean War is truly a forgotten war,” said Stevens, a Pearl Harbor survivor who is a member of American Legion Post 384 in San Francisco. “We needed something to remind the people about the war and educate them about the war, which is our secondary mission. Today is the first leg of the journey. The next leg of the journey is to provide education about the war. We’ll have to do that in the schools with materials that we provide because these veterans won’t be here.” ... Read more