Melissa Fowle, Department Chaplain

Phone: 937-829-8190 | Email: terplady67@yahoo.com

As The American Legion is pledged to service “For God and Country” and has continuously emphasized the spiritual foundations of our freedom, The American Legion Department of Ohio Religious Emphasis Committee believes:

To preserve this freedom, we must continue to hold before the American people the spiritual foundations of our Country.

We must reaffirm our faith in Almighty God and constantly rekindle that spirit of humble reliance on Devine Guidance which inspired the founders of our Country and it behooves us as a Nation to arm our people in times of peril with the ageless weapons of moral and spiritual might and to uphold and preserve, unimpaired the spiritual heritage of America.

Therefore, as Chaplains of The American Legion Department of Ohio, it is our mission to at all times, strive to remind all Americans that God is the source of all rights and privileges.

Father John Duffy Award

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Chaplain’s Manual

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Four Chaplains Program

Inspired by the heroic deed of four Chaplains during World War II, The American Legion each year marks the anniversary of their supreme sacrifice through special services and programs throughout the nation. This annual observance, as a part of the Legion’s “SERVICE TO GOD AND COUNTRY” program, helps bring new emphasis to the religious aspects of our American heritage and the need for continuing adherence to the basic religious concepts upon which America was founded.

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Religious Emphasis Committee Members

DISTRICT 1
Ron Distel

DISTRICT 2
James Fast

DISTRICT 3
Melissa Fowle

Jim Vaughan

DISTRICT 4
Kevin Swensen

DISTRICT 5
William Edwards

DISTRICT 6
James Crawford

DISTRICT 7
Vacant

DISTRICT 8
Mary Austin

DISTRICT 9
Charles Stennis

DISTRICT 10
C David Rhodes

DISTRICT 11
Steven Wainwright

DISTRICT 12
Carl Bradley Jr

DISTRICT 13
William Schiffer

DISTRICT 14
William Fast

MEETING MINUTES

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