• 96th American Legion Convention underway uptown


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Local veterans will have a chance to apply for jobs with dozens of companies Monday.

    The job fair is part of the National American Legion Convention in town this week. The Hiring our Heroes fair is at the convention center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    There is also a resume writing and job skills workshop at 9 a.m.

    On Sunday, there was a parade uptown to honor veterans and there are several events planned this week as part of the national convention.

    Many veterans told Channel 9 that health care and the scandal involving long wait times to see a doctor is still top of mind.

    “The V.A. issues have been worked on. They need to continue to be worked on. They are improving but they aren't where they need to be at this time,” said Lyman Brenner with the Department of Delaware’s American Legion.

    The American Legion is holding a town hall meeting at the convention center Monday at 7 p.m. to discuss the care they're receiving from V.A. medical facilities.

    President Obama is expected to talk about that when he visits the convention Tuesday.

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