Today and Wednesday the Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division is conducting a women veterans focus group. The focus group is the second part of The American Legion’s Women Veterans Survey that was launched Jan. 5. The Legion is conducting the focus group in effort to further improve its delivery of women veterans’ benefits, programs and services.
Legion staff and volunteers are conducting System Worth Saving site visits in Missouri the next four days. Visits will take place in Kansas City and Pratt, with the focus being on rural health care. A roundtable discussion on the topic – open to the public – is scheduled at The American Legion Post 21 in Independence at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Area veterans are encouraged to participate.
For the second year in a row, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes (CSAH) and The American Legion are joining forces to ensure that 2,000 military veterans and servicemembers – severely wounded in Afghanistan or Iraq – get to enjoy a special meal at Thanksgiving with those closest to them.
The weeding out of bad government contractors is the topic of discussion today by members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Deputy Director Dean Stoline of the Legion’s Legislative Division will be monitoring the session on Capitol Hill.
American Legion Legislative Division Deputy Director Ian De Planque is attending a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing: Potential Budgetary Saving Within VA. Committee members are discussing possible cost-cutting measures within the Department of Veterans Affairs as recommended by veterans service organizations, including The American Legion.
American Legion National Commander Fang A. Wong will join two past national commanders and the adjutant of the Department of New York in a weekend of honor for those who have served the nation in uniform. Wong will ride in the United War Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade in New York at 11 a.m. (EST).