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S.Res. 263: A resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.

The text of the resolution below is as of Jul 31, 2019 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).


III

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 263

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 25, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Young, Mr. Jones, Mr. Brown, Mr. Wicker, Ms. Warren, Ms. Sinema, Ms. Ernst, Ms. McSally, and Mr. Inhofe) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

July 31, 2019

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Honoring the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.

Whereas The American Legion was founded on March 15, 1919;

Whereas Congress chartered The American Legion on September 16, 1919;

Whereas, in 2019, The American Legion celebrates 100 years of serving veterans of the Armed Forces, their families, and communities;

Whereas The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization in the United States;

Whereas The American Legion is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has approximately 2,000,000 members of the Armed Forces and veterans in its membership;

Whereas The American Legion has counted among its members 10 Presidents of the United States;

Whereas The American Legion has played a vital role in advocating for veterans’ affairs, including the passage of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (commonly known as the G.I. Bill) (58 Stat. 284, chapter 268) and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs;

Whereas The American Legion has shown steadfast dedication to improving local communities, contributing approximately 3,700,000 volunteer community service hours annually and millions of dollars in college scholarships to students across the United States; and

Whereas the mantra of The American Legion’s 100th anniversary, Legacy and Vision, is an apt description of the contributions of The American Legion to life in the United States throughout 100 years of service and mutual helpfulness: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

recognizes that The American Legion has been a cornerstone of life in the United States from the local to the Federal level for 100 years and serves as a constant reminder of the inestimable contributions the members of the Armed Forces have made to enrich life in the United States during and after their service;

(2)

honors the vital role The American Legion has played in the United States throughout 100 years of service;

(3)

remembers the deep and lasting mark Legionnaires have made throughout 100 years of history of the United States; and

(4)

celebrates the continued position of The American Legion as an inextinguishable beacon of community, responsibility, honor, and service.