Monday, August 13, 2007
Bush and Presidential Nominees Coming to KC for VFW
President Bush, Fred Thompson, John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are all coming to KC next week. They are coming for the six-day national VFW convention that will be held at Bartle Hall. It will run from August 18th to the 23rd. President Bush's date to speak is still to be announced but Hillary Clinton and John McCain will speak on August 20th and Fred Thompson and Obama will speak on August 21st. I will be out of town but it wouldn't have mattered since the convention won't be open to the public.
Also, speaking will be my Governor Matt Blunt and our new KC Mayor, Mark Funkhouser.
The VFW last met in KC in 1999 when Bill Clinton was President. Before that it goes all the way back to 1931 when Harry Truman was a judge and was the general chairman of the convention.
The VFW makes up an important voting block since 91% of veterans vote in presidential elections and when you combine them with their families they make up approximately 75 million Americans.
The VFW members will also get free tours of our World War I Museum which is the nation's only World War I Memorial and Museum.
KC Star--Bush and presidential wannabes to address VFW convention at Bartle Hall