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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 13, 2018 10:01 AM
From: Representative Craig T. Staats
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion
I will be introducing a resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion. The American Legion has been a staunch advocate for veterans and their families since 1919. The American Legion was founded on the four pillars of care for veterans, a strong national defense, Americanism, and children and youth.

It has played a leading role in initiatives and breakthroughs that have affected the lives of Americans in every community, from creating the U.S. Flag Code, helping start the Veterans Administration, drafting and getting passed the GI Bill, and helping veterans receive benefits for health-care conditions based on their honorable service, including acceptance of Agent Orange exposure as service-connected.

Today, The American Legion has nearly 3,000 accredited service officers worldwide who assist veterans with their benefits claims and other concerns. The current national membership is over 2 million with over 200,000 Legionnaires from Pennsylvania.

Please join me to call to the attention of the American people the record of achievements that have been accomplished by The American Legion during the 100 years since its founding.

Introduced as HR105