The American Legion is attending a hearing by the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on "Ending Homelessness Among Veterans: VA's Progress on its Five-Year Plan. The Legion is also attending a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel: "Active, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program."
Representatives of The American Legion’s National Committee on Education are exhibiting at the annual conference of National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in Tampa, Fla., to share information with secondary school teachers, counselors, and principals from across the nation about academic scholarships, youth programs and flag education.
The program directors of The American Legion Boys Nation and American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation are meeting together to coordinate the scheduling of appointments for delegates to meet with their U.S. senators in Washington this summer, and to review implementation of online registration for the annual National Combined Americanism Conference this fall.
Taking place today during The American Legion's 52nd annual Washington Conference is a Small Business Development Workshop, National Security/Foreign Relations Commission Meeting and the National Commander's PR Luncheon.
The chairman of the National Americanism Commission and Legionnaires from the Department of Maryland are observing Sen. Ben Cardin deliver a speech on the floor of the Senate recognizing the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem and its relationship to Maryland and our nation.
American Legion commissions will meet in Washington today during the Washington Conference. Legionnaires also will receive a briefing from the Legion's Legislative staff before tomorrow's visits to Capitol Hill.