Governor Abbott Addresses Texas American Legion Convention In San Antonio

July 13, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the American Legion, Department of Texas 100th anniversary convention in San Antonio. The American Legion was incorporated by Congress in 1919 and has served as the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, mentoring youth and sponsoring programs in local communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting national security and continuing devotion to fellow servicemembers and veterans.

"No state offers greater support for the mission of the military than Texas, and I am committed to keeping it that way," said Governor Abbott. "Whether it's helping veterans get the care they need, connecting them to job and educational opportunities so that they can provide for their families, or creating a strong and welcoming community for when they return, the American Legion continues to lead the way in supporting our servicemembers in the Lone Star State."

Texas is home to more than two million veteran, active and reserve members, and their families. Governor Abbott spoke in detail about policies he has successfully championed for Texas veterans, as well as policies that he will continue to pursue to expand healthcare options, and to help veterans enter the workforce, or start their own business.

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