President Trump to address American Legion conference in Reno, Nevada, on Aug. 23
August 18, 2017
American Legion officials confirmed to the Nevada Appeal and Lahontan Valley News that President Trump will be speaking to the 99th annual American Legion National Convention.
Trump is expected to speak about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.
About 9,000 participants are expected in Reno for the convention, which opens Friday, Aug. 18.
Other guest speakers include Medal of Honor recipient Donald E. Ballard, Labor Secretary Rene Alexander Acosta, Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, and Rep. Mark Amodei are expected to attend.
The White House has not confirmed the plans.
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