Media Advisory: The American Legion National Commander to Address the S.C. Legislature

--()--The American Legion:

WHO:

 

Charles E. Schmidt, National Commander of the 2.2 million member American Legion

 

WHAT:

National Commander Schmidt, of Hines, Oregon, will address a joint session of the South Carolina Legislature to highlight issues of importance to military veterans and their families. He will also present awards on behalf of The American Legion Department of South Carolina to State Sen. Katrina Shealy, R-Lexington, and Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, D-Orangeburg, as the outstanding legislators of the year for 2017. The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans service organization. National Commander Schmidt is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and Vietnam War veteran.

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 8 at 12:30 pm.

 

WHERE:

South Carolina State Capitol, 1100 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201

 

WHY:

The American Legion is the nation’s leading advocate for a strong national defense and fair benefits for military members, veterans and their families. Moreover, The American Legion strongly believes that America has an obligation to serve its veterans as well as veterans have served America. National Commander Schmidt will also recognize the outstanding contributions that South Carolina has made in keeping this nation safe and free. He would also like to thank state legislators for their work toward improving the quality of life for Palmetto state veterans. For more about The American Legion, visit www.legion.org.

Contacts

The American Legion National Headquarters
John Raughter, 317-441-8847
jraughter@legion.org

Contacts

The American Legion National Headquarters
John Raughter, 317-441-8847
jraughter@legion.org