American Legion Convention

Speakers addressed the annual American Legion Convention, discussing current military affairs and the contributions of the veterans present in the audience.… read more

Speakers addressed the annual American Legion Convention, discussing current military affairs and the contributions of the veterans present in the audience.

General Myers spoke about U.S. troops serving abroad, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq. He discussed changes in the Armed Forces in the twenty-first century and how these changes affect service personnel.

Gen. Blum also spoke about changes in the Armed Forces and the shifting relationship between the active-duty military and the National Guard. He talked about the contribution of National Guard units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He narrated a brief video presentation that showed National Guard units in action.

Secretary Ridge spoke about the global War on Terror and his own experiences as a member of the American Legion. He talked about changes in the military and civilian security agencies since September 11. He claimed that President Bush’s policies have made the U.S. safer.

Secretary Brownlee discussed the support offered by the American Legion for troops stationed abroad and offered thanks for the Legion’s phone card program that allows Legionnaires to help soldiers and sailors keep in touch with friends and family in the U.S. He talked about the role of the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and the tradition of Army service. He asserted that President Bush’s leadership has been key in the War on Terror.

Secretary Principi thanked the Legionnaires for their support and advocacy for veterans. He discussed changes in the Department of Veterans Affairs. close

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Program ID:
183320-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
First Aired:
Sep 03, 2004 | 3:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 05, 2004 | 1:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Sep 03, 2004 | 3:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2004 | 12:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2004 | 9:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 04, 2004 | 5:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 04, 2004 | 3:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 04, 2004 | 10:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 05, 2004 | 1:45am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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