A member of an American Legion color guard (center) carries an American flag during Veterans Day ceremonies in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann greets American Legion officers Thursday after addressing their national convention in Minneapolis. She said she would be a "strong leader."
John D. Johnson, incoming commander of American Legion Post 130, of Falls Church, Va., gets help folding up the American flag following the Memorial Day Veteran's Ceremony in Falls Church City, Va., on Monday, May 30, 2011. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
House Republican leader John Boehner, speaking at the American Legion convention Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, in Milwaukee, is not taking Republican popularity in the polls for granted. A spokesman for the Ohio lawmaker said the path to a majority in the House is a "steep climb." (AP Photo/Morry Gash)