Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will both be in Charlotte next week for the VFW National Convention.
Clinton will speak at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Monday, and Trump will address the group Tuesday.
“We are very fortunate to have both presidential candidates speaking to us next week,” VFW National Commander John Biedrzycki Jr. said in a news release. “It continues a longstanding VFW tradition to provide an opportunity for those seeking the nation’s highest office to address the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans’ organization, which is especially important during a time of war and instability abroad, as well as internal challenges at home,” he said.
It will be Clinton’s second visit this month – and three days before she’ll accept the Democratic presidential nomination in Philadelphia.
The event is being held at the Charlotte Convention Center – the same venue where Clinton campaigned with President Barack Obama on July 5. It was their first joint appearance of the campaign.
At that event, Clinton called for policies popular among the Democratic base: paid family leave, a higher minimum wage, gun control and continuation of the Affordable Care Act.
Trump also will be in Winston-Salem Monday for a campaign stop.
Monday’s lineup for the VFW convention also includes the presentation of the VFW Armed Forces Award to the U.S. Army Special Forces and the VFW Hall of Fame Award to Rob Riggle.
Approximately 10,000 VFW and VFW Auxiliary members and guests are expected to attend.