Greetings, Sons of The American Legion,
As we approach the end of 2022, I wanted to take this time to talk about a few topics.
Pearl Harbor. It was my honor to join National Commander Troiola, Auxiliary National President Koutz, and others in Honolulu on the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Commander Troiola noted, Dec. 7, 1941, was a day of infamy but also a day of bravery. We honor and respect the countless acts of valor by our servicemembers on that day.
Be the One. The “Be the One” campaign is, of course, still a focus. I encourage all of you to bookmark the “Be the One” website, Legion.org/BeTheOne, which has a variety of resources you can use for your own “Be the One” efforts. There are also stories about what the Legion Family is doing, to inspire you, and a link to allow you to share your stories.
Newsletters. Speaking of resources, I hope you are subscribed to at least some of the variety of e-newsletters available to you from the National Headquarters. In addition to the bimonthly Sons of The American Legion e-newsletter, there’s the Dispatch, which is filled with important information for leadership; the Member Discounts e-newsletter, which keeps you apprised of the discounts you’re entitled to as an SAL member; the Online Update and Monday Briefing, each of which are filled with news related to The American Legion and the Legion Family; and so much more. These e-newsletters are free with your SAL membership, and you can subscribe to as many as you wish. Go to Legion.org/Newsletters to subscribe.
Happy Holidays. And I’d like to close by wishing you all, “Happy Holidays!” This is a joyful season for many of us, filled with precious time with family and friends. But we know there are many veterans out there who may be struggling at this time of year. Please find time to “Be the One” for those in your community.
Thank you all for your efforts to support our veterans and the entire Legion Family!
Be the One!
With passion and purpose.
SAL National Commander Christopher Carlton