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Upcoming speakers at Convention

During the next few days of the 2011 American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis, many distinguished guests will address those in attendance. The following is a list of the honorable speakers presenting at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall B:

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (all-times in CST)9:15 a.m. - Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, U.S. Army Reserve Command9:30 a.m. - Auxiliary National President Carlene Ashworth 9:35 a.m. - Miss America Teresa Scanlan9:55 a.m. - Chet Edwards, Distinguished Service Medal recipient10:25 a.m. - Col. Greg Gadson, Patriot Award recipient11:00 a.m. - President Barack Obama1:10 p.m. - Ret. Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, USAA executive vice president and chief administrative officer2:05 p.m. - National Commander Jimmie L. Foster, Report to Convention2:25 p.m. - Mark Ochsenbein from the Office of Student Activities at Tennessee Tech University

Wednesday, Aug. 31 (all-times in CST)9:15 a.m. - Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin9:30 a.m. - U.S. Rep. of Minnesota Tim Walz 9:45 a.m. - Kevin M. Schmiegel, VP of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce10 a.m. - Eric K. Shinseki, secretary of Veterans Affairs10:20 a.m. - Rep. Jeff Miller, House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman12:05 p.m. - Video remarks from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton12:20 p.m. - Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader1:15 p.m. - Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon1:30 p.m. - Gerald V. Kapinos, Student Veterans of American program manager

Thursday, Sept. 1 (all-times in CST)9:10 a.m. - U.S. Rep. of Minnesota Michele BachmanNoon - Election of the 2011-2012 American Legion National Commander