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American Legion Headquarters Executive Director Peter Gaytan, center, American Legion National Legislative Commission Deputy Director Ian DePlanque, right, listens in the audience as Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, testifies at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, speaks with American Legion Headquarters Executive Director Peter Gaytan, American Legion National Legislative Commission Deputy Director Ian DePlanque, and American Legion National Legislative Division Director Louis Celli, Jr. before Griffin testifies at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Left to right: Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, second from left, speaks with members of the American Legion before Griffin testifies at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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In this photo taken March 21, 2014, American Legion member Bill Pearl, of Powell, opens some pull tabs at the American Legion in Powell, Wyo. Pearl said he enjoys the friends he has made at the post. The American Legion was founded by World War I veterans in France and chartered by Congress in 1919, but as its centennial approaches, the American Legion's future is uncertain. (AP Photo/The Powell Tribune, Tom Lawrence)

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In this photo taken March 21, 2014, Don Stolts, 85, and Jo Ann Edmonds, 80, talk during Powell’s American Legion Hughes-Pittinger Post 26’s celebration of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the American Legion in Powell, Wyo. It was founded by World War I veterans in France and chartered by Congress in 1919, but as its centennial approaches, the American Legion's future is uncertain. (AP Photo/The Powell Tribune, Tom Lawrence)

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In this photo taken March 21, 2014, Wyoming Army National Guard member Thomas Watts, 29, spoke during dinner at the Powell American Legion post in Powell, Wyo. His wife Jessy, right, and their daughter Hayden pose with him for a photo. Watts, , who served nine months in Bahrain with the Wyoming Army National Guard, was the speaker for the event. The American Legion was founded by World War I veterans in France and chartered by Congress in 1919, but as its centennial approaches, the American Legion's future is uncertain. (AP Photo/The Powell Tribune, Tom Lawrence)

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** FILE ** Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks during a campaign stop at American Legion Post 20 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Greenwood, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)