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President's Blog

  September 15, 2014

Friday, September 19th is designated as National POW / MIA Recognition Day.  The third Friday of September is set aside every year to honor the commitment and sacrifices made by this nation’s prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action, as well as their families.

The American Legion is committed to achieving a full accounting of all POW/MIA’s from the Gulf War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Korean War and World War II and will continue to speak out and exert maximum pressure on both the administration and Congress.

The first POW/MIA ceremony was held in 1979 at the National Cathedral in Washington; in 1985 National POW/MIA Recognition Day legislation was introduced.  Now events take place throughout the nation and around the world on military installations, ships, schools, churches and many more places.

Consider making arrangements with your local schools to conduct a POW/MIA Ceremony this Friday – there is still time.  Be sure to take photos and report it!!

This past weekend the Fall District tour kicked off in Big Stone City, Doland and Gettysburg.  Thank you to all the ladies for your wonderful hospitality and to the District President’s for hosting a fantastic meetings.  It was truly awesome!!  I am so excited to get “On the Road Again” with the “Purple Trio”.   This is a little surprise for those of you with District meeting yet to come.

Be sure to check out the PLANS OF ACTION tab.  As soon as National releases the Plans of Action for Chaplain and Historian then those will be done too. 

In the Spirit if Good  Will





2014-2015 Department President Carol Edwards


Theme: "Because of the Brave" 

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Colors: Purple and Yellow

Songs:  Because of the Brave

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