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What would veterans tell the president?
On Tuesday, August 30, President Barack Obama addressed the American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis.
He proposed tax credits for businesses hiring unemployed and disabled veterans and said he would not cut veterans programs as part of deficit reduction efforts.
He also said the stigma around PTSD must end and he praised the service of men and women who served in the armed forces in the post-9/11 era.
(Watch the speech to the right, or click here.)
If you're a veteran, what did you think of the president's speech? And what story from YOUR life do you want the president (and presidential candidates) to know?
Please take a moment to answer a few questions below.
How has this presidency affected you so far?
Tell us why you, your parents, or your grandparents came to live in America?
What song describes you?