American Legion National Vice Commander Robert E. Newman will represent the Legion at a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns and will visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to lay a wreath at The Wall on behalf of the Legion.
The American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force will conduct a town hall meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at American Legion Squirrel Post 577, 5857 Forbes Ave. in Pittsburgh. Any users of family members of users of the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System are invited to attend.
Legislative Division staff are attending four congressional hearings on Capitol Hill: the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, “A Culture of Mismanagement and Wasteful Conference Spending at the Department of Veterans Affairs”; Conference Committee, “Fiscal 2014 Budget”; House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, “Focused Issues on Dignified Burials: A National Cemetery Update”; and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, “Pending Health Care and Benefits Legislation” (for this hearing, the Legion is submitting written tes
A staff member from the Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division is having a teleconference with Joan A. G. Walter, CEO of the Samueli Institute, to discuss complementary and alternative therapies for veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Samueli Institute is a non-profit research organization supporting the scientific exploration of healing processes and their role in medicine, with the mission of transforming health care worldwide.