Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald trump will be appearing live for a primetime event in New York City, Wednesday.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will host both major party presidential nominees where the candidates will take questions on national security, military affairs, and veteran’s issues.
"IAVA is proud to lead this historic event for our veterans community and all Americans," said Paul Rieckhoff, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IAVA.
"On the cusp of the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York is a fitting stage to give voice to American veterans and service members that are all too often shut out of our political debate. IAVA members world-wide, 93% of whom say they'll be voting in November, and many deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan right now, are ready to hear from the candidates and hold them accountable. IAVA is honored to join with NBC on this significant event that will ensure that America's next Commander-in-Chief, at least for one night, addresses our nation's moral obligation to support and empower its 22 million veterans, our service members and our military families."
Both candidates will appear back to back in the one-hour event which will be aired on NBC and MSNBC primetime.
The audience will be comprised mainly of military veterans and active service members.