American Legion national commander to address suicide prevention at Veterans Day on the Hill

Published 6:33 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

American Legion National Commander Daniel J. Seehafer of Wisconsin is coming to the annual Veterans Day on the Hill in St. Paul and will speak on issues of importance to Minnesota veterans.

Seehafer will address the key issue of preventing veteran suicides.

“Preventing veteran suicide is more than a goal for The American Legion. It is a mission,” Seehafer said. “We should all be the one to ask veterans how they are doing and to care about their well-being.”

Email newsletter signup

The American Legion also is focused on stopping veteran claim sharks, smooth implementation of the PACT Act, eliminating concurrent receipt on military retirement pensions, parity for the federal definition of a veteran, improving quality of life for servicemembers, paying the Coast Guard during federal shutdowns, and passage of an amendment to protect the U.S. flag from desecration.

Veterans Day on the Hill begins at 10 a.m. April 17, with speakers starting at 11 a.m. The St. Paul Armory is at 600 Cedar St. at the State Capitol Complex. Seehafer tours the Minneapolis VA Medical Center at 1:20 p.m. April 17. The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of veterans’ rehabilitation, national defense, Americanism (such as baseball and the flag) and youth. Legionnaires continue their service by working for the betterment of their community, state and nation.