Clarence Hill, the National Commander of the American Legion, visits Fort Jackson on February 22, 2010.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The state's unemployment rate is above the national average, and one group in the Midlands may soon be recieving help.
Clarence Hill, the National Commander of The American Legion, visited Fort Jackson early Monday morning meeting soldiers, touring the facilities, and speaking with reporters. Hill is addressing a joint session at the State House Tuesday, he hopes to explain The American Legion's position on unemployed veterans in South Carolina.
"We think that here in south carolina there's a lot of budget cuts on veterans issues that there shouldn't be it's kind of like they are balancing the budget at the expense of the Veterans."
As the Nation's largest Veterans service organization, The American Legion mentors and sponsors youth programs, advocates patriotism and honor, promotes strong national security, and continues devotion to the nation's servicemembers and veterans. Monday, Hill got a first hand view of the day-to-day operations of Fort Jackson.
"I tell every Legion that im trying to get them into the social networks to get in touch with those people that are out there that you can't reach any other way to be on those social networks and let them know what your doing."