Legion Day Needs Your Help
Legion Day Cosponsors Needed
Tell your Representative to Support H. Res. 679
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On July 24, a resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives that honors The
American Legion's 90 years of service to America by recognizing September 16 as American
Legion Day, a national day of observance of The American Legion's goals and ideals in
which the country may celebrate, with appropriate programs and activities, the long
history of The American Legion and its steadfast and patriotic service to the community,
state and nation.
House Resolution (H. Res.) 679 was introduced by Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson and is
currently cosponsored by 20 Members of Congress.
In a letter to her colleagues requesting co-sponsorship, Rep. Halvorson writes:
Since their Congressional charter on September 16, 1919, The American Legion has worked
tirelessly to serve American veterans and communities across the nation. I ask you to
honor The American Legion's legacy by becoming an original cosponsor of a resolution to
designate September 16th as "American Legion Day."
Every year members of The American Legion donate thousands of hours of community service
in veterans' medical facilities and homes to care for our nation's heroes. They support
active service members' families, support struggling service families financially, and
try to improve the overall quality of life to our nation's service men and women.
Additionally, they sponsor many youth organizations, donate millions of dollars in
college scholarships, and provide a high level of service to our nation's youth.
"American Legion Day" would help to recognize this extraordinary organization, whose
members not only fought to protect our country, but continue to serve it long after their
military service has ended.
All members of The American Legion family are asked to contact their representative and
ask them to become cosponsors of H. Res. 679; if they are already cosponsors, thank them
for their support. With Congress out of Washington and in their congressional districts
for the full month of August, it is a prime opportunity for you to make contact with your
Member of Congress and urge passage of this resolution upon their return to Washington
and before September 16.
We thank the current sponsor and cosponsors as of 7/28/09:
H. RES. 679 - introduced by Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL)
Alexander, Rodney [LA-5], Altmire, Jason [PA-4], Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1], Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU], Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26], Burton, Dan [IN-5], Cao, Anh "Joseph" [LA-2], Courtney, Joe [CT-2], Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8], Grayson, Alan [FL-8], Lamborn, Doug [CO-5], Lance, Leonard [NJ-7, LaTourette, Steven C. [OH-14], McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5], Murphy, Tim [PA-18], Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7], Reichert, David G. [WA-8], Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23], Teague, Harry [NM-2], Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3]
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