The American Legion was one of the first veterans groups to call for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki after an inspector general report this year found that veterans were waiting months to get an appointment.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be speaking at the Charlotte Convention Center to a crowd of veterans attending the Legion’s national conference. His remarks will be followed by a speech by the new V.A. Secretary Robert McDonald. He replaced Shinseki after he resigned earlier this year.
And the V.A. is on the minds of many veterans attending the conference. Monday night, about two dozen veterans participated in a town hall meeting to air their grievances and share their experiences with the V.A. system.