Wicker speaks at Legion event

TUPELO – Sen. Roger Wicker had one message for members of the American Legion on Saturday – keep up the good work.
More than 200 delegates from American Legion posts all over the state attended the Annual American Legion Department of Mississippi State Convention held at the Summit Center. Wicker was the keynote speaker, along with Congressman Travis Childers.
Wicker, a third-generation American Legion member, expressed his gratitude for the job the legion does throughout the state.
“It is important for the legion to continue its good work,” said Wicker. “I am myself a proud legion member. I’m proud to say that because the legion means so much to all our communities.”
Charles Langley, of Wesson, is the executive committee representative for the legion.
Said Langley, “It’s good for all the posts to come together for the annual convention to discuss how the year went and to fellowship with other members throughout the state.”
Even though he was there to talk about the legion and to commend them for their service, Wicker did delve into some foreign policy issues as well. He discussed the dangers posed by countries like North Korea, Russia and Afghanistan.
He also took a minute to talk about the ongoing health care debate.
“The newly proposed health care scheme doesn’t look to be saving money for people like it was first proposed by President Obama,” said Wicker. “The deficit will be at $1.8 trillion dollars by the end of the year. The new health care plan will add another trillion to that. I’m all for a national health care plan that will save money, not one that will increase the deficit.”
The convection wraps up today.

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