Star Staff Reports
A Millington Legionnaire was elected to be a delegate to a National Convention. Lee Buchschacher was elected by the Tennessee American Legion State Convention to be one of five delegates to the National American Legion Convention in Baltimore which kicks off at the end of August.
Buchschacher, a Past State Commander of the American Legion and current Post Adjutant for the Harry M. Crawford American Legion Post 252 Millington said he was very proud to represent the 10th District which covers six counties in West Tennessee.
“Having the support across the district was very rewarding to me,” said Buchschacher. Delegates from all over the nation will converge in Baltimore Aug. 27 through Sept. 3. “The business of the convention is to pass resolutions that the organization will use to lobby Congress and the public. So there is committee work that delegates have to commit to as part of being a delegate. So it’s not all fun and games. There will be national speakers usually someone from the Obama Administration will address the delegates such as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or Secretary of Defense. The whole week culminates in electing a new National Commander.” Buchschacher said.
Buchschacher went on to say that the American Legion is the largest veterans’ service organization in the World. The Legion has been responsible for significant legislation since 1919 helping America’s veterans. Establishing the VA Hospitals, the GI Bill and the Flag Code would not have been possible without the American Legion.
For more information contact Lee Buchschacher at 230-3870.