Legion's National Commander To Tour Hoosier State; Eight Cities To Be Visited

Nov 12, 2013, 19:00 ET from American Legion Department of Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Dan Dellinger will tour Indiana with local American Legion leaders Nov. 17-20, to meet with community leaders and Legionnaires around the state and discuss their issues and concerns for The Legion.

The commander's tour includes stops at Shelbyville, Mitchell, Seymour, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Garrett, Kokomo and Lebanon. Dellinger will be accompanied on the four-day, 500 mile bus tour by Indiana American Legion Commander Ed Trice of Fairmont along with more than two dozen Legion leaders from around the state.

The National Commander's Tour begins Nov. 17 at Indianapolis International Airport, with its first stop at the Kenneth N. Dowden -- Wayne American Legion Post 64, 601 S. Holt Road, Indianapolis, followed by the first stop at Shelbyville's American Legion Post 70, 1125 Miller Ave, Shelbyville, with a scheduled arrival at 6:00 p.m.

The tour continues Nov. 18, departing Shelbyville in the morning and traveling to Mitchell's American Legion Post 250, 404 Sheeks Dr., with an intermediate stop at Seymour. The Mitchell stop is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Dellinger is scheduled to drive to American Legion Post 178, 515 W. Fifth Ave, Garrett, IN, to meet with Legionnaires in the North-Eastern part of the state at 11:00 a.m. From Garrett, Dellinger's party travels on to Kokomo American Legion Post 6, 2604 S. LaFountain St.

Nov. 20, Dellinger's final stop before departing Indiana is with Legionnaires Lebanon's American Legion Post 113, 1020 Hendricks Dr., at 7:50 a.m. for a brunch with civic leaders. 

Dellinger, who was elected commander of the 2.5 million-member American Legion during their 95th national convention in Houston, is expected to address the Legion's outreach to the nation's latest generation of veterans. These veterans form the center point of Dellinger's plan to ensure that veterans gain job opportunities after their service to the nation is completed.

Additional questions regarding the National Commander's Tour of Indiana and interview requests can be answered by contacting the Indiana Department of The American Legion's Communications Director, Bruce Drake at 317-630-1263 (office) or 315-955-4473 (cell). Additional email inquiries regarding this tour can be addressed to bdrake@indlegion.org.


SOURCE American Legion Department of Indiana