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Identical versions of the flag amendment rest in committee in both chambers of Congress. Legionnaires are encouraged to contact their senators and representatives and ask them to support the amendment.
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Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning received the James V. Day “Good Guy” Award at the 91st National Convention. He strongly supports passage of a flag amendment.
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The right to protect the flag was a right that we, as a country, had possessed since the birth of our nation.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., introduced legislation May 6 to pass a proposed constitutional amendment that would return to the American people the right to protect their flag from desecration.
Professor Richard D. Parker is a staunch supporter of a constitutional amendment that would return the people’s right to protect the U.S. Flag from physical desecration.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, received the Legion's Distinguished Public Service Award at The American Legion's Washington Conference on March 3. Following are excerpts from his speech:
The American Legion opposes the lifting of a long-standing ban on photographing flag-draped caskets arriving home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.