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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to address the American Legion convention.

A statement released from the White House Press Office on Friday said Obama will address the convention on Tuesday.

The statement said more details will be made available in the next few days.

The American Legion is holding its 96th annual national convention at the Charlotte Convention Center.

In addition to the president, North Carolina Sens. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr will also address the group on Tuesday.

Friday afternoon, Hagan released the following statement on Obama's trip to Charlotte:

The Obama Administration has not yet done enough to earn the lasting trust of our veterans and implement real and permanent reforms at the VA. I hope to hear the President address these challenges at the American Legion's National Convention in Charlotte. I will be there to discuss some of the steps I want to see taken in Washington to uphold the commitment our government has made to North Carolina's veterans.

Obama last visited North Carolina in January when he gave a speech at N.C. State University.

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