The American Legion will host its Veterans On Campus event, "Bridging the Gap," at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel on March 20 from 1 to 6 p.m., the day before the Legion's annual Washington Conference begins.
"This conference will focus on the unique needs of returning veterans in the academic environment," said Joe Sharpe, Economic Division director of The American Legion. "We'll also be focusing on how we and other veterans service organizations can help these individuals make the transition to campus life."
Key speakers include Randy Lazaro, from the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Service; Jeremy Glasstetter, president of Student Veterans of America; and Robert Spanogle, former national adjutant and past national commander of The American Legion.
Panels have been organized to discuss four topics: student veterans, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, campus resources for women veterans and ways to cultivate veteran-friendly campuses.
The symposium is free and open to the public. To register, please click here .