ST. LOUIS – Vice President Joe Biden spoke to thousands of veterans Monday at the national VFW convention, which is his third trip to St. Louis area this year.

During the 40-minute speech, Biden spoke on a number of topics relating to veterans, including job training, economic resources and other resources for success after service.

One of the key points of his speech touched on the problems with Veteran Affairs Department, and he said that many things must be done to fix these troubling issues. He said the government's true sacred obligation is to equip those sent to war and take care of them and their families upon return.

Tuesday, acting Veteran Affair Secretary Sloan Gibson will speak on the VA issues, and what will be done to rectify it.

Previously, Biden toured the St. Louis Arch ground renovations in May, and in February, he visited Granite City, Ill. for promotion of investing in infrastructure to create jobs.

Vice President Biden came to the St. Louis area in February for a stop in Granite City, Ill. that promoted the need for investment in infrastructure to create jobs.

Contributing: Associated Press

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