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The American Legion Will Hold Its 100th National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota from Aug. 24 to Aug. 30

August 21, 2018

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--More than 10,000 members of The American Legion and their families are expected to attend.

Notable speakers at the convention include:

Events include:

MEDIA CREDENTIALING: Interested media should register with Ms. Doris Grooms at dgrooms@legion.org or (202) 491-0195 to obtain credentials. The American Legion media center, located at the Minneapolis Convention Center Room L100, Sections F&G, Lower Level, will be open starting Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. to Thursday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m.

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Today, membership stands at 2 million Legionnaires in more than 12,000 posts worldwide. We are America’s largest veteran service organization and are dedicated to defending veterans rights and benefits.

100 th National Convention guide here.

Convention app info is here.

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CONTACT: The American Legion

Joe Plenzler, 301-800-9457

jplenzler@legion.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS LAW ENFORCEMENT/EMERGENCY SERVICES HOMELAND SECURITY OTHER GOVERNMENT OTHER POLICY ISSUES PUBLIC POLICY STATE/LOCAL WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEFENSE OTHER DEFENSE

SOURCE: The American Legion

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