February is Americanism Month

February is Americanism Month

The American Legion has recognized the month of February as Americanism Month since 1960 when Resolution No. 163 was passed during the National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla.

Americanism Month calls upon Legion Family members to pause and reflect on what it means to be an American, and to take action that will uphold a 100 percent Americanism. In 1981, then-National Commander Michael Kogutek said, "There is no organization whose name is more closely linked in the minds of citizens with genuine Americanism than is The American Legion."

The Preamble to The American Legion Constitution states, “To foster and perpetuate a 100 percent Americanism.” Therefore, Anderson encourages the Legion Family "to reflect on what it means to be an American and our responsibility for fostering Americanism. Americanism should cultivate youth development, educational development, citizenship, community service, religious emphasis, and pride in our nation and the great symbol of our nation, Old Glory.”

A few of the many American Legion programs that fall under the Americanism pillar include Legion Baseball, Oratorical Contest, Boys State, Boys Nation, Junior Shooting Sports, Scouting and flag education.

Please share on www.legiontown.org how your post, unit or squadron promotes or supports Americanism Month.