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American Legion Convention this weekend

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The 92nd Annual Convention of The American Legion, Department of Iowa, will be held July 16 - 18, 2010, in Cedar Rapids. The Convention will be called to order on Friday at 4:00 p.m. At 7:00 pm, a joint session of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of The American Legion, will feature guest speakers, including National Commander Clarence Hill of Florida.

The American Legion Department of Iowa invites the public to their parade at Kingston Stadium on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.  Parade spectators are encouraged to park in the southwest portion of Kingston's parking lot on 15th Street. The Iowa Veterans Band will play immediately following the parade at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.

The event is projected to generate over $130,000 in direct spending in the Cedar Rapids area, with 600 people in attendance.

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