Friday, March 13, 2020
NY Legion Family Visits Capitol Hill in D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation of Legion Family members from New York, led by Department Commander Mike McDermott, participated in The American Legion’s Washington Conference March 8-11.
Department Auxiliary President Linda Tome and Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander Dennis George were part of the delegation.
Commander McDermott took time to place a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then laid at wreath at the Korean War Monument with Detachment Commander George. The SAL commander also laid a wreath with the NY delegation at the World War II Monument in honor of his father.
Delegation members made a point of bringing the Legion’s legislative priorities to their Congressional representatives in visits to their offices.
On the last day of the conference, National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford presented a three-step mission to lawmakers during a joint session of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs.