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Final day of Detroit revitalization/outreach effort

Local and department Legionnaires, along with national staff, are completing a revitalization effort in Detroit today. VA claims assistance is being offered during the effort.

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Day 1 of Detroit revitalization effort

Department of Michigan Legionnaires are teaming with national staff to conduct a seven-post revitalization effort in Detroit.

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Testifying before two House Veterans Affairs Committee hearings

The American Legion is testifying at two House Veterans Affairs Committee hearings. One hearing is being conducted on draft legislation for homeless veterans programs; the other is on federal contractor compliance.

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Attending event at Library of Congress

The American Legion is attending an event at the Library of Congress to mark the 10th anniversary of the Veterans History Project.

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National commander meeting with U.S. representatives

National Commander Jimmie Foster is meeting with representatives Zach Wamp of Tennessee, John Hall of New York and Harry Mitchell of Arizona.

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Distributing the 2010 System Worth Saving report to members of Congress

The American Legion will deliver its System Worth Saving 2010 report to members of Congress. The System Worth Saving program annually conducts site visits of Department of Veterans Affairs health-care facilities to assess the quality and timeliness of VA health care. To view the report and the program’s findings, go to http://legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/systemworthsaving.pdf.

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Meeting with Sens. Thad Cochran, Tim Johnson and Mark Begich

National Commander Jimmie Foster is meeting with Sens. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Mark Begich of Alaska. Foster also will attend the funeral of former Sen. Ted Stevens at Arlington National Cemetery.

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National commander meeting with head of Selective Service and Sen. Harry Reid

National Commander Jimmie Foster is meeting with Lawrence Romo, director of the Selective Service System, and also will meet Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Conducting Day 3 of the National Americanism Conference

Day 3 of the National Americanism Conference – which includes discussions and presentations on Legion Baseball, Oratoricals, Boys State and the Chaplain program – is going on in Indianapolis.

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Conducting Day 2 of the National Americanism Conference

Day 2 of the National Americanism Conference – which includes discussions and presentations on Legion Baseball, Oratoricals, Boys State and the Chaplain program – is going on in Indianapolis.

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