- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The American Legion announced it will cancel the group’s annual national convention this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The convention, which was scheduled to be held in Louisville, will be moved to August 2021, the veterans’ organization said Wednesday in a news release. The rescheduled convention will take place in Phoenix.

American Legion National Commander James Oxford said the decision was necessary to protect the safety of the group’s members.

This is the first time the organization’s national convention has been canceled.

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