During The American Legion’s Fall Meetings last month, the National Executive Committee passed a total of 20 resolutions that support veterans, Legion programs, and other Legion-supported efforts.
There was one resolution, however, that received applause and unanimous approval – Resolution 1, Reaffirmation for a strong America.
The resolution, in part, reaffirms the Legion’s “unwavering support for the American way of life” under the U.S. Constitution; it “urges Americans and freedom-loving peoples everywhere to stand united in their respect” for each other, for military troops and law enforcement officials who place themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life, and for “symbols and customs serving as tangible images” of freedom; and it encourages the Legion’s promotion for “a united nation and a united American people.”
If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to read it in its entirety online: www.legion.org/documents/legion/pdfresolution1_fall2017.pdf.
This resolution is also a reaffirmation of The American Legion ... of who we are and who we’ve always been. We are veterans who love America.
We are not against anyone. We are for America. We are for Americanism. And we stand by the need to protect the land that we love.
Overall, our philosophy should always be to work together. Because as veterans, we must reach out and welcome all veterans – no matter age, gender or race.
We can work together. Because as I always say, we are family. We are the American Legion Family. And we are our nation’s family.
You can view all the resolutions that were passed during Fall Meetings in the Legion’s Digital Archive at https://archive.legion.org.