American Legion Outlines Expectation for Respect of U.S. Flag
1. The American Legion believes in the U.S. flag and everything it stands for, and Legionnaires who fought for the nation’s symbol take deep pride in it. To continue its flag-protection efforts, the Legion’s National Executive Committee adopted a resolution at its recent Fall Meetings in Indianapolis that outlines the or-ganization’s expectation for rendering proper respect to the flag during Legion program participation at the department and national level.
Resolution 16 – brought forth by the Americanism Commission – also comes in light of recent actions by professional athletes, and now that of several youth sports teams, who are kneeling during the national anthem out of protest.
“The American Legion does not deny the right to protest, for that is a privilege given to all citizens of this great nation that is protected by our military and the service of our membership to defend our democra-cy,” said Richard Anderson, Americanism Commission chairman. “’To foster and perpetuate a 100 per-cent Americanism’ defines our responsibility to instill character, citizenship and sportsmanship, among other values. Resolution 16 defines only a small commitment to our youth, to maintain the values upon which The American Legion was founded.”
Veterans Winter Stand Down 2016
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Merrick's Veterans Day Ceremony 2016
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Vietnam Veteran author speaks at our Post
Subject: Vietnam memoir author wants to speak at the post
Message: My name is Jim Smith. I'm a Vietnam veteran. I'm 67. I've written a memoir on my 1972 tour called "Heroes to the End, An Army Correspondent's Last Day in Vietnam" (www.heroestotheend.com). Since October, I've done 50 speaking engagements at libraries and service clubs, including an appearance at the Massapequa Park book club meeting; they bought 20 books through director Janice Schoen.
I'm donating proceeds from speaking fees and book sales ($20) to United Veterans Beacon House (www.uvbh.com), a Bay Shore nonprofit that runs 34 homeless shelters for veterans and others; I am the Board chair of that group. I've raised more than $7,000 doing this and sold 257 books.
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