A Celebration of the Great War: Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives
Come join us May 24th (10:00am-Noon) for the Ohio Red Poppy Remembrance Garden and Dedication Ceremony. We will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War 1 by planting and dedicating a Red Poppy Remembrance Garden. ODOT will partner with the National American Legion to host a special dedication ceremony and media event Memorial Day weekend. This event will be held at Interstate 70 Rest Area in Madison County, Ohio. Click here for a flyer.
Results from the 2018 Oratorical Contest
The American Legion Department of Ohio (3/25/18) — A high school student from Berea, Ohio is the winner of the Department of Ohio American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program “A Constitutional Speech Contest”.
Renee Betterson won the contest held at the American Legion Department of Ohio. Renee Betterson, a senior earned $2,000 scholarship and will now compete at the National contest held in Indianapolis, Indiana against winners of contests from the other 52 states and territories of these United States of America.
First and second round participants in the national contest will receive a $1,500 scholarship…
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Contestants from the 2018 Oratorical Competition.
Volunteerism at Department
At department, we are now using SalesForce to store and maintain all of our member information. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to check if the information (cell phone, home phone, home address, and email address) we have is accurate as much of our member data stored at national is missing. The course of action we are taking is to call every member that has a phone number listed and confirm their information over the phone. In order to do this in a timely manner, we need the help of volunteers who can work from department, or from their homes on this task. Rick Donovan (pictured left) is doing great as our first volunteer, but we hope to get more!
If you are able to assist please call Troy Velie for more information at 740-816-7589 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
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 the Great 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 good will 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.