Each year around the February timeframe, The American Legion holds their annual Washington Conference in Washington, D.C. This year, the 55th Annual Washington Conference was held on February 21-24, 2016. The schedule for the Washington Conference is always very busy with meetings and briefings. The Department of South Dakota is represented by Legionnaires that serve on National Commissions and Committees and are “Called In” to the Washington Conference and attend their respective meetings. The delegation from South Dakota also meets with our Congressional Delegation during the conference to let them know the concerns of The American Legion and discuss with them our priorities.