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Americanism


Our Future, Our Flag: T e Americanism Commitment T e Americanism Commission supports and guides programs that foster pride in country and cultivate


leadership, sportsmanship, citizenship and character for young men and women. Programs such as the Oratorical Contest, Junior Shooting Sports, American Legion Baseball, Junior Law Cadet, Boys State, Boys Nation and Scouting have been enriching the lives of young people for years. T e American Legion Youth Programs Alumni Association aff ords current and former participants of youth activities, and staff , the opportunity to build relationships, share memories, and remain active as volunteers or donors. Also under Americanism and Children & Youth are the Family Support Network, Temporary


Financial Assistance, scholarships, school awards and other youth programs, such as the Department of Wyoming’s sponsorship of the high school rodeo championships. T e American Legion also fi ghts for a constitutional amendment that would allow for protection of the U.S. fl ag, since a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in 1989 defi ned fl ag burning as a form of free speech.


Americanism programs  High School Oratorical Scholarship Program, “A Constitutional Speech Contest”  Junior Shooting Sports  Boys State and Boys Nation  Support for Boy Scouts of America  American Legion Baseball  Junior Law Cadet  Scholarships and information on federal and state educational benefi ts and programs


Contact  acy@legion.org


Connections  www.legion.org/programswww.legion.org/fl ag  www.legion.org/scholarshipswww.legion.org/youthalumniwww.facebook.com/youthprogramsalumnicfa-inc.org


8 T e American Legion Annual Report | 2012


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