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Department Update:  May 20, 2020

The Ohio Department of Health has put forth guidance on “Responsible RestartOhio” regarding Restaurants and Bars. For more information, please click here.

The Department of Ohio is recommending that each Post consult with their local County Health Department to ensure reopening in a safe and responsible manner.  To find your local Health Department Office, please click here.

On May 18th, Governor DeWine announced that he is assembling an enforcement team to ensure that bars and restaurants are operating safely under the Responsible RestartOhio plan. The enforcement team will operate as part of the Ohio Department of Safety’s Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) and will conduct safety compliance checks in crowded bars and restaurants.  Businesses found violating the Stay Safe Ohio order or the Dine Safe Ohio order will receive administrative citations that could result in the revocation of liquor licenses.  The OIU team will also work with municipal prosecutors to take potential criminal actions against business owners who do not follow the order, which includes the requirement that patrons remain seated while eating/drinking and that parties stay six feet apart.

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE.  The American Legion Preamble states:  “To Maintain Law and Order…” 

The statement put forth by Ohio Governor Mike DeWIne, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, announced on May 7th the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan.

“Reopening Ohio is a risk, but it’s also a risk if you don’t move forward. We’re on a dangerous road that has never been traveled before in Ohio and the danger is that we relax and stop taking precautions,” said Governor DeWine. “All of us collectively control this. I ask you to take calculated risks and make good judgments. Continue social distancing, washing your hands, and wearing face coverings. If you aren’t concerned with what happens to you, do it for others.”


Restaurants and bars in Ohio will be permitted to reopen as follows:

Outdoor dining: May 15

Dine-in service: May 21

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Govand the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

For more information regarding COVID-I9, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

2020 Department Convention Cancelled

The Department Executive Committee voted unanimously to cancel the 2020 Department Convention due to impossibility and impracticableness

due to COVID-19 and forced restrictions. 


The 2021 Department Convention is scheduled for July 8th – 11th in Independence, Ohio!

Thank you 13th District for hosting!

The American Legion to Washington:  ‘Extend the National Guard!’          

(INDIANAPOLIS—May 20, 2020) – The head of the nation’s largest veterans organization called on the White House to extend federal orders to thousands of members of the National Guard whose current deployment in coronavirus relief efforts falls one-day short of the 90-day period required to obtain many benefits including home loans, education and retirement. Click Here to Read More

Preamble to the Constitution: For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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