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President Obama coming to Charlotte for American Legion Convention

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

President Barack Obama will be coming to Charlotte on Tuesday to address the nation's largest veterans organization.

On August 26, delegates will meet for The American Legion's 96th Annual National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center.

"The American Legion is honored that the nation's commander-in-chief will address those of us who have served in uniform," said American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger. "With so many important issues ranging from the state of VA health care to the Global War on Terrorism, it is vitally important that The American Legion hear from our national leaders."

Dellinger added, "In addition to the president, Sen. Bernie Sanders, VA Secretary Robert McDonald, Sen. Richard Burr, Rep. Jeff Miller, Oliver North, Montel Williams and many other distinguished guests will be addressing our Legion delegates and their family members next week. We expect to have a productive and enjoyable convention."

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