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118th VFW National Convention Rolls Into New Orleans

July 20, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a 26-year absence, up to 10,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliary are set to roll into New Orleans this weekend to elect new leadership and to approve resolutions that will guide the national organization’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and its veteran and military support programs across the country. The 118th VFW National Convention begins Saturday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The business sessions are closed to the public, but a free two-day veterans walk-in claims clinic and health fair will be accessible to all veterans, service members and their families. “We are very fortunate to have Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin as our keynote speaker on Monday,” said VFW National Commander Brian Duffy. “He has the most difficult job in Washington, and we look forward to hearing how the VA is healing in the aftermath of the nationwide crisis in access to ca
https://www.vfw.org/news-and-publications/press-room/archives/2017/7/118th-vfw-national-convention-rolls-into-new-orleans

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