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Americanism Commission

Richard W. Anderson
Chairman
Connecticut

Jill K. Druskis

Director
Nebraska

Purpose

  • To supervise and coordinate national committee activity;
  • To promote an understanding and appreciation of American government, the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, and activity in the American way of life through youth activities, community service, instruction of prospective citizens and legal immigrants, education and educational facilities, and protection of the U.S. flag from physical desecration.
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee.

 

Americanism committees:

 

Committee on Children & Youth
Herbert J. Petit Jr., Louisiana, Chairman

Purpose

To formulate, recommend and implement plans, programs and activities designed to:

  • Assure care and protection for the children of veterans;
  • Improve conditions for all children and youth with due concern for maintaining the integrity of the family home;
  • Prevent social and physical ills of children and youth where possible, utilizing services of and cooperating with sound organizations and agencies for children and youth;
  • Maintain a balanced program that provides for their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs;
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee.

 

Committee on Youth Education
Mike Bredeck, Minnesota, Chairman

Purpose

  • To inform itself and The American Legion/American Legion Auxiliary of developments, problems and potentials in the field of education;
  • To recommend appropriate policies and programs for The American Legion/American Legion Auxiliary;
  • To maintain contact with the educational community so that there may be an interchange of thinking between The American Legion/American Legion Auxiliary and educators, students and other organizations concerned with the well-being of education throughout the nation;
  • Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National Executive Committee. 

View the 2014 Americanism Summary of Resolutions
View the 2014 Committee on Children & Youth Summary of Resolutions

View the 2014 Americanism Commission Report.

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