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American Legion to Host Town Hall Meeting on Veterans Care in Phoenix

The American Legion:


The American Legion, the nation’s largest and most influential veterans service organization, is hosting a System Worth Saving visit next week in Phoenix, where issues with veterans health care erupted in 2014.

WHAT: The American Legion will host a System Worth Saving town hall where Phoenix-area veterans will share their opinions of VA health care. The Legion uses this feedback to work with members of Congress as well as local and national VA staff on improvements to veterans care.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, March 20.

WHERE: American Legion Post 1, 364 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona.

WHO: Representatives from The American Legion Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, American Legion Department of Arizona, The American Legion National Headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs and members of the Arizona congressional delegation will be in attendance.

BACKGROUND: The System Worth Saving event in Phoenix is one of about a dozen that the Legion will conduct around the United States this year. The Legion hosts these events to hear feedback from veterans about the quality of health care they receive at their local VA facility.

About The American Legion

With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 13,000 posts across the nation.

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