Resolutions sent to National for consideration at the 2019 convention in Indianapolis.

 

Resolution #1

RESOLVED, By The American Legion in National Convention assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 27, 28, 29, 2019, That the American Legion urge and encourage all American Legion Posts to consider asking their members to volunteer in their community elementary, middle and high schools, in accordance with school district policies and procedures, to walk the halls in their their uniform, or other suitable clothing, identifying them as an American Veteran to inspire, encourage and instill confidence in our young students  while acting as a physical presence to let those that wish to harm our children know that veterans are there to assure students that they have a safe environment to learn and grow as American citizens.

Resolution #2

RESOLVED, By The American Legion in National Convention assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 27, 28, 29, 2019, That the American Legion urge and encourage all American Legion Posts to institute and adopt the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety courses for schools in their communities to make Americans aware of the responsibilities of gun ownership and to teach and educate our students and citizens of our right to keep and bear arms under the second amendment to the constitution, and be it further,

RESOLVED, That our local posts work with their law enforcement agencies and local school boards, in accordance with their policies and procedures, to identify best methods to educate our school age children using the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety course.

 

 

Resolution #3

RESOLVED, By The American Legion in National Convention assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 27, 28, 29, 2019, That the wearing of the official uniform of The American Legion, the cap, be uniform for both men and women, in the 2018 Officer’s Guide and Manual of Ceremonies page 40, paragraph #8 “Wearing the American Legion cap, uniform and regalia” addresses female legionnaires wearing of the American Legion cap, be removed from future editions of the Officer’s Guide and Manual of Ceremonies.

Resolution #4

RESOLVED, By The American Legion in National Convention assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, August 27, 28, 29, 2019, That the current and future National Commander of The American Legion issue a correspondence to the current and all future Presidents of the United States of America, the Governors of all 50 states and the Mayors of the District of Columbia to encourage their offices to only issue an order to fly the National Flag at half- staff as per US Flag Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, subsection 7(m) as currently written and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the same office holders do not bestow the honor of flying the National Flag at half-staff upon people of celebrity, only because they have name recognition by the general populace of the citizens of the United States of America.