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VFW TAKES VETERANS' ISSUES TO THE HILL

VFW advocates for veterans at the annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Since 1949, VFW's annual National Legislative and Youth Scholarship Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW’s Commander-in-Chief and other key leaders to testify on behalf of veterans on Capitol Hill.

Topics covered this year will include: minimizing the VA claims backlog, decreasing veteran unemployment, improving VA health care and many more.

Also at the event, the winners of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarship contests will be announced. Each national winner will read their winning essay before conference delegates and will then be presented with their winnings.

For the second year in a row, VFW will stream live video from the National Legislative and Youth Scholarship Conference in Washington D.C., March 5-9, on www.vfw.org.

Streaming will begin with the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Parade of Winners at 6:00 p.m. (EST) on March 6.

The Conference's Opening Session, set to begin at 8 a.m., will feature guest speakers Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright, USMC. The VFW Congressional Award will also be presented to Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.).

A delayed stream of VFW Commander-in-Chief Richard Eubank’s testimony on Capitol Hill, will air the afternoon of Tuesday, March 8.

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

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