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Press Conference to Unveil Unprecedented Alliance of Veterans, Lawyers to Defend Memorials, Religious Symbols

Contact: Ramona Joyce, 202-263-2982, 202-445-1161 cell; Greg Scott, 480-444-0020; both with The American Legion


WASHINGTON, May 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- The American Legion will hold a press conference to unveil an unprecedented alliance of veterans and lawyers to defend memorials and religious symbols.


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Who: American Legion Past National Commander Tom Bock; Alliance Defense Fund Senior Vice-President Joe Infranco; Liberty Legal Institute Director of Litigation Hiram Sasser.


What: Press conference to announce an historic alliance in a national effort to halt legal attacks against veterans memorials.


When: Thursday, May 24 at 10 a.m.


Where: First Amendment Lounge at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.


The 2.7 million-member American Legion is the nation's largest military veterans organization with more than 14,000 posts located across America is teaming with a thousand Alliance Defense Fund and Liberty Legal Institute attorneys to battle self-enriching lawsuits filed against veterans' memorials by the ACLU and like-minded organizations. They will unveil national strategy to halt these legal attacks as America prepares to honor our fallen veterans at memorials across the nation this Memorial Day. They will discuss pending legislation and a national movement to "educate and activate" Americans to fix a legal loophole that would remove the incentive for these attacks.