American Legion leader: 'They were promised they'd be taken care of'
EUGENE, Ore. -- The American Legion is the largest veterans organization, sponsoring more than 2.4 million former service men and women across the nation.
Dan Dellinger, National Commander of the American Legion, toured Eugene's Veterans Affairs Clinic and American Legion post III on Saturday.
Dellinger's visit is part of a nationwide tour to listen to the concerns veterans may have about their benefits and healthcare costs. He wanted to express to people that the Budget Act of 2013 passed through congress last year will severely cut benefits to millions of veterans.
"That's why we're so concerned, because for someone who put this uniform on for this great country. They were promised they'd be taken care of, and now the government's breaking that promise," said Dellinger.
Dellinger's agenda also addresses healthcare, mental illness, homelessness and job creation. He says the American Legion still has veterans back.