- Describe The American Legion Project:
2. Why are you so passionate about it?
I do not believe there is any more important work in America today, than to acknowledge the men and women of the American Legion, who have silently and tirelessly given of their time, their personal resources, and even their very lives― to maintain and to perpetuate American principles of democracy to the benefit of all of us.
3. Who is the American Legion Project designed for?
We exist for a trifold purpose:
1. We want Every American Citizen to ask the simple question, “what is The American Legion?”
2. We want to encourage enrollment of all Veterans who are qualified to become an American Legion members.
3. To bolster the financial stability of the American Legion through awareness, enrollment and support of American Legion programs on a grass roots level.
4. Describe what sets YOU apart from others in your industry:
I started this project seeking the answer to my own question: “Where are the people that stand for the founding principle of this great nation?” I found the answer in the preamble of the American Legion.
My hope is that every American person has the opportunity to look in to the eyes of another American and acknowledge that that person has and continues to lay down everything for the viewers personal benefit. We are the direct beneficiaries of their personal acts of service― and their undying commitment to perpetuate the hope of the American ideal.
The goal of the campaign is to re-establish firmly in the hearts of Americans that there are legions of men and women standing in the gap, defending American ideals, right here, right now, Today.
These 2.4 million dedicated people currently serve at over 14,000 posts worldwide with, as J. Edgar Hoover stated, “a belief that every person in a free society has not only rights and privileges but also duties and responsibilities.” He further explains, “Americans see in The American Legion an organization of devoted men and women, working for country above self, for service to others over selfish, partisan and narrow interests. This is an influence which is felt not only nationally, but in every state, city, town, and hamlet in these United States.”
(The American Legion Story by Raymond Moley, Jr. pg viii)
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