2013 Washington Conference

National Commander Koutz speaking before hundreds of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Koutz speaking before hundreds of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
ANAVICUS breakfast. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
ANAVICUS breakfast. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
ANAVICUS breakfast. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
ANAVICUS breakfast. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Credentialing Roundtable. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Credentialing Roundtable. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Dr. Chrisanne Gordon speaking about TBI and DoD mental health issues. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Dr. Chrisanne Gordon speaking about TBI and DoD mental health issues. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton answering questions from a Legionnaire. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton answering questions from a Legionnaire. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Major General (Ret.) Montague Winfield speaking to the POW/MIA update group. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Major General (Ret.) Montague Winfield speaking to the POW/MIA update group. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Mrs. Griffins speaking to the POW/MIA update group. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Mrs. Griffins speaking to the POW/MIA update group. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires file into the
Legionnaires file into the "Know Before You Go" briefing. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Louis Celli addresses the crowd at the
Louis Celli addresses the crowd at the "Know Before You Go" briefing. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires salute the colors at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires salute the colors at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires salute the colors at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires salute the colors at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz speaks at the US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz speaks at the US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz speaks at the US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz speaks at the US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Award given to the State Department at the US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Award given to the State Department at the US Department of State reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz talks with other Legionnaires at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz talks with other Legionnaires at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
A Legionnaire takes a photo of a painting of Benjamin Franklin in the Benjamin Franklin room at the State Department Reception.  Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
A Legionnaire takes a photo of a painting of Benjamin Franklin in the Benjamin Franklin room at the State Department Reception. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
American Legion brochures adorn the tables behind a gathering of Legionnaires before they headed out to Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
American Legion brochures adorn the tables behind a gathering of Legionnaires before they headed out to Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz speaks to Legionnaires before they headed out to Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz speaks to Legionnaires before they headed out to Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz listens to Senator Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
National Commander Jim Koutz listens to Senator Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Assistant Secretary of Labor Keith Kelly speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Assistant Secretary of Labor Keith Kelly speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Jeffrey Snow, director of strategy, plans and policy for the U.S. Army, speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Jeffrey Snow, director of strategy, plans and policy for the U.S. Army, speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Senator Jim Webb speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires, including National Commander Jim Koutz. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Senator Jim Webb speaks to a crowd of Legionnaires, including National Commander Jim Koutz. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Senator Jim Webb accepts the Distinguished Service Award from National Commander Jim Koutz. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Senator Jim Webb accepts the Distinguished Service Award from National Commander Jim Koutz. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
SAL Commander Chris Huntzinger, Auxiliary President Peggy Thomas and National Commander Jim Koutz listen to speakers during the 2013 Washington Conference. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
SAL Commander Chris Huntzinger, Auxiliary President Peggy Thomas and National Commander Jim Koutz listen to speakers during the 2013 Washington Conference. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Todd Veazie, executive direcotr for the White House's Joining Forces, speaks to a group of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Todd Veazie, executive direcotr for the White House's Joining Forces, speaks to a group of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Tammy Duckworth speaks to a group of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Tammy Duckworth speaks to a group of Legionnaires. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Nebraska Legionnaires meet with Congressman Smith on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Nebraska Legionnaires meet with Congressman Smith on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Nebraska Legionnaires meet with Congressman Smith on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Nebraska Legionnaires meet with Congressman Smith on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires file out of Congressman Fortenberry's office after a brief meeting on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires file out of Congressman Fortenberry's office after a brief meeting on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires from the Department of Nebraska traverse the halls of the House on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires from the Department of Nebraska traverse the halls of the House on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Nebraska Legionnaire Mike Helm and 21 other Legionnaires met with Congressman Lee Terry on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Nebraska Legionnaire Mike Helm and 21 other Legionnaires met with Congressman Lee Terry on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Twenty-two Legionnaires from the Department of Nebraska met with Congressman Lee Terry on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Twenty-two Legionnaires from the Department of Nebraska met with Congressman Lee Terry on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires from the Department of Pennsylvania look at a statue in one of the Senate buildings on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires from the Department of Pennsylvania look at a statue in one of the Senate buildings on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Six members of the Department of Wisconsin met with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Six members of the Department of Wisconsin met with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Six members of the Department of Wisconsin met with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Six members of the Department of Wisconsin met with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Six members of the Department of Wisconsin met with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Six members of the Department of Wisconsin met with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Capitol Hill. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires from the Department of Iowa walk past a table full of posters and information and into the screening of
Legionnaires from the Department of Iowa walk past a table full of posters and information and into the screening of "Emperor". Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires were treated to a private screening of the film,
Legionnaires were treated to a private screening of the film, "Emperor". Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires watch the private screening of
Legionnaires watch the private screening of "Emperor". Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
A throng of Legionnaires showed up for a private screening of the film,
A throng of Legionnaires showed up for a private screening of the film, "Emperor". Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires gather for the small business development workshop. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires gather for the small business development workshop. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Congressman Fitzpatrick speaks with a Legionnaire after his speach at the small business development workshop. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Congressman Fitzpatrick speaks with a Legionnaire after his speach at the small business development workshop. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Panelists introduce themselves at the small business development workshop. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Panelists introduce themselves at the small business development workshop. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires discuss talking points during the PTS-TBI Ad-Hoc Committee meeting. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires discuss talking points during the PTS-TBI Ad-Hoc Committee meeting. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires gathered for the Veteran's Education Symposium at the 2013 Washington Conference. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaires gathered for the Veteran's Education Symposium at the 2013 Washington Conference. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Tennessee Legionnaire Mark Oschsenbein speaks at the Veteran's Education Symposium. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Department of Tennessee Legionnaire Mark Oschsenbein speaks at the Veteran's Education Symposium. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
PR Chairman Bob Morrill and National Commander Jim Koutz stand next to the award given to Bob Woodruff, who was covering a news story in the Middle East at the time of the Washington Conference. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
PR Chairman Bob Morrill and National Commander Jim Koutz stand next to the award given to Bob Woodruff, who was covering a news story in the Middle East at the time of the Washington Conference. Photos taken by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.