Get ready to be a part of the MOST EXCITING TIME to be a member of the largest war Time Veteran’s Organization as it celebrates its’ Centennial. 100 years of serving veterans and their families, our communities, states and our Nation. What an opportunity we have to celebrate such an important milestone of such an organization.
As your Department 2nd Vice Commander I have been charged with setting up a committee at the Department which will include the 2nd vice Commanders of each District. The reasoning is that all of us 2nd Vice Commanders are on track to be Commanders during the 100th year of The American Legion. This Celebration will start at the 100th National Convention in Minneapolis, MN August 24-30, 2018 and will continue through 2018 and 2019 until Veterans Day November 11, 2019.
The American Legion is asking all of us to be part of this Celebration and we can do that by following the information that I and the Committee will be providing. To start out each Post, county and District also needs to form committees and start by gathering the History and recording that history on the National Website, www.centennial.legion.org. There are two publications that can be downloaded from National, they are the “Centennial Celebration Workbook” and “The Legacy & Vision.” The workbook helps you to organize your history and the Legacy & Vision will help you understand the website for posting your history.
All of our WWI Posts should really take advantage of this time, your Post will be Celebrating its’ 100th Anniversary also. We all need to do everything that we can to let the whole world that we are the largest War Time Veterans Organization and we are still serving our veterans and our communities, state and Nation. We will never have this opportunity again, so let’s do it right. There will be more in the weeks and months ahead as the Committee gets established. Commanders and 1st Vice Commanders, most of you will be through the Chairs but your help is also needed because this Event is bigger than any one person it will take all of us to make this Celebration to be talked about at the 200th year Celebration. You can contact me at 2ndVice@ohiolegion.com. Thank you and be safe and healthy.
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