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A Salute To Our Colorado Legion Members
For God and Country, September 2015 “Making a Difference!”
Members. Your American Legion of Colorado has a direction and purpose. We share common goals to improve and grow our organization. I ask each of you for your assistance.
Primary is our continued effort to assist veterans, in service, support and advocacy. The American Legion, the largest veteran service organization in the United States, is the first to get the job done because of the collective good works of our members.
Please contact our Department Service Office, Dean Casey, Robert Rhodes and Angel Joy at 303 914 5585, for veteran claims, benefit assistance and information. We maintain the premier Veteran’s Service Office in the State of Colorado.
We need our members, we need our Colorado veterans by collective to be the the voice and advocate for veterans that have fallen through the cracks, disenfranchised. We know the importance of service. We know what it takes to serve for our freedom. Let us serve fellow veterans by a “hand-up” not a hand out.
My project is Veterans Assistance. There are many single veterans in Colorado without families that do not meet most criteria for assistance. I ask for your donations and support. Please forward and notate all donations to: Veterans Assistance The American Legion, HQ-Colorado 7465 1st Avenue #D Denver, Colorado 80230
In Colorado we have 167 American Legion Posts, 14 Districts and approximately 25,000 members. All members are part of our team, our network. All members are important to our organization.
An immediate objective is to solidify our membership. We ask all Post’s and District’s to be at 100% membership by DECEMBER 31, 2015.
At our National Convention in Baltimore all 54 Departments of The American Legion approved a per-capita increase to become effective January 20, 2016. It is reality. It is done. We must move forward in a positive manner.
As per your Department Executive Committee decision made this past June 2015 at the Colorado Springs Convention, The Colorado American Legion will not increase dues until July 2016. That means your Colorado American Legion will have to pick up the dues increase for members paying after January 20, 2016.
Enclosed is information concerning our American Legion Programs. I ask for your support to help the youth of each of our communities through increased participation in our ORATORICAL and BOY’S STATE programs. If you want a chance to help direct where our Nation is going here are two great American Legion Programs that your efforts will help our youth in Colorado.
Another goal set is to recognize members for their efforts. I ask for pictures and short stories/several paragraphs or page, that tell of veterans that have been members of our Legion Post’s and or of veterans from our communities. These efforts will help us to recognize and celebrate the lives of the veterans that have given so much to our nation, as we approach the 100th year of the American Legion. Please forward and address all materials to your Department Commander via Department HQ. You can also learn more about The American Legion’s Centennial Program at www.legion.org. Contact Laura Edwards at 317 630 1282, email@example.com for information on the National level and website. In closing, I look forward to seeing our members at our fall events & conferences or in Longmont, Colorado at our Mid-Year Convention.
Respectfully, Tom Florez TAL-CO Department Commander