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President Barack Obama addresses the 2011 National Convention in Minneapolis Tuesday. He pledged to make veterans' lives better. American Legion photo by Tom Strattman

In Minnesota speech, Obama says he will work to improve veterans' lives

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MINNEAPOLIS - President Barack Obama told thousands of American Legion members what many hoped to hear Tuesday as he pledged to improve their health care and fight unemployment and homelessness among veterans.

"As today's wars end, as our troops come home, we're reminded once more of our responsibilities to all who have served," he said during the Legion's national convention in Minneapolis.

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