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KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 12, 2010 —Due to overwhelming response from the veteran community following last year’s live stream from the 110th VFW National Convention, VFW will stream live from this year’s National Legislative Conference, March 6-10, only on www.vfw.org

Streaming will begin with the Voice of Democracy Parade of Winners at 6:00 p.m. (EST) on March 7th.

We’ll pick it back up with the Conference’s Opening Session, set to begin at 8:00 a.m. the next morning, featuring guest speakers General George W. Casey, Jr., Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki.

A delayed stream of VFW Commander-in-Chief, Thomas Tradewell’s testimony on Capitol Hill will also air the afternoon of Tuesday, March 9.

In addition to streaming the segments live, all events will also be available on demand.

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I joined the American Legion about seven years ago. I found this organization is fairly active if not a bit slow to respond to different situations.
The American Legion management has this terrifically stupid idea that they must think “inside the box” about too many different topics like fund raising, and some politically sensitive issues.

That being said, they are better than most.

It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the VETERAN , not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN , not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN , not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the VETERAN ,
who salutes the Flag,

It is the VETERAN,
who serves under the Flag!

Only Man Standing

Were you aware that as of the time I am writing this there are about 1.5 people in the United States Military? Were you aware that there are about 28 million veterans? If we all spoke with one voice that would be about the largest single voice in this country. So, why don’t we?

Is it because we don’t agree on everything? Now that’s dumb! When we were trained and when we served we ALL were trained to work together as a team and to think alike. Well, thoughts change as we continue to grow. But, I’ll bet there are common thoughts like this one:

We all swore to protect our constitution, our flag and our country. So why are we letting people enter our country ILLEGALLY?

Most Veterans I have spoken with agree that the borders and the security of our nation must be a high priority no matter who the President is. We must all speak out and keep the Federal Government on the Correct course or our service time was WASTED.


And that’s my view.