American Legion department service officers from across the country will complete the final day of DSO School in Washington. In addition to training in breakout session, DSOs also will hear from guest speakers.
Americanism/Children & Youth staff are shipping Samsung American Legion Scholarship materials and plaques to departments sponsoring American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs. These plaques will be awarded to those students chosen as national scholarship finalists from each program.
Tonight in New York City, National Commander Fang A. Wong will be attending the George Washington’s Birthday Ball sponsored by the Sons of the Revolution in New York. Wong is to be awarded the organization’s 2012 Distinguished Patriot Award.
Legion staffers are on Capitol Hill in House Veterans Affairs and House Appropriations Committee hearing rooms today. They are listening to testimony regarding Department of Defense, National Cemetery Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration budget plans.
Legislative Division Director Tim Tetz is presenting the Legion’s views on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ budget request for next year. The proposed spending plan was announced publicly by VA Secretary Eric Shinseki on Feb. 13.
The American Legion is sponsoring a table at a special wounded warriors dinner at the National Press Club in Washington this evening. The event will be attended by several Legion staff members. The dinner is one of a series of Friday night meals provided to wounded troops by the Aleethia Foundation, a small all-volunteer group dedicated to aid in the emotional recovery of newly injured servicemembers.