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Spring District Meetings 2016

AMERICAN LEGION OF MONTANA

2016

SPRING DISTRICT MEETINGS

 

SAT MAR 5      DISTRICT 9     JUDITH GAP

SUN MAR 6     DISTRICT 11     CUSTER

 

SAT MAR 12     DISTRICT 6     TOWNSEND

SUN MAR 13      DISTRICT 7     LIVINGSTON

 

SAT APR 2        DISTRICT 5       LOLO

SUN APR 3       DISTRICT 4      RONAN

 

SAT APR 9         DISTRICT 2        CHESTER

SUN APR 10      DISTRICT 8/3      GERALDINE

 

SAT APR 23      DISTRICT 1      HINSDALE

SUN APR 24     DISTRICT 10     TERRY

 

 

**MONDAY APRIL 25 WILL BE THE PRE DEPARTMENT CONVENTION MEETING IN BOZEMAN FOR THE OFFICERS AND PERSONNEL CONCERNED**

 

National Commander - Legions Role In Voting

Dear Legion Family Members and Friends,

Among the freedoms many Americans enjoy is the right to vote for our elected officials. This year, of course, is generating intense interest because a new president will be elected. Additionally, voters will elect every single member of the U.S. House of Representatives and one-third of the U.S. Senate.

Right now we are entering a critical and exciting juncture as the two major political parties begin to hold primaries and caucuses to determine the front-runners for their nominations. Strong opinions can be found everywhere. Unfortunately, so too can some mistruths. Many political groups were created specifically to spin facts, distort reality and twist words to propel their candidates into office. The American Legion, as a nonpartisan organization, assumes a role of neutrality amid the storm of political rhetoric and images.

As individuals, we are free like anyone to vote as we wish and support the candidates we think best. 

But as Legionnaires, we have a duty to participate in the election process and encourage others to exercise one of the most important freedoms we, and those who served in uniform before us, fought to protect: the freedom to vote. 

On the local level, an American Legion post can take on a greater role in its community by organizing and hosting a political forum or debate among candidates. Remember that any such event must be open to all who are running for a particular office, and the Legion cannot promote any one candidate. When posts are using their facilities for such events, they should remove the emblem and Legion flag to avoid the impression of endorsement for any candidate. (Note that renting out hall space to a political campaign is still fair game, as long as it is not presented as an American Legion-sponsored event.) 

Here are some reminders from the Legion’s Get Out the Vote brochure

1. When hosting a voter registration drive, information and applications must be offered and available to all eligible voters. 
2. Legionnaires may express partisan views, but they must do so when they are not wearing the Legion cap or other Legion attire, and without a direct connection to an American Legion post. 
3. American Legion posts may coordinate forums or debates. However, posts cannot endorse or oppose a candidate, or coordinate activities with a candidate without giving his/her opponent the same opportunity.

Following these guidelines will keep the Legion above the fray without sacrificing any member’s right to participate in the democratic process. It is my hope that each of you do participate in the election process individually, and posts take the lead in their communities by arranging fair debates or “meet the candidates” forums to help all of our citizens fulfill a right too often taken for granted. 

Duty. Honor. Country. 



Dale Barnett
National Commander

Legion Tribute To Old Glory

Legion launching tribute to Old Glory
 
The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, is launching a multimedia tribute to Old Glory that will explore the flag’s meaning, the price paid for all it symbolizes, and the special place it occupies in our conscience and culture.
 
The American Legion wants the public to be a part of this tribute to our flag. Social media users are encouraged to post photos of Old Glory, or share what the U.S. flag means to them, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MyUSFlag. Those who want to participate also can pin photos of the flag to the Legion’s Pinterest page. (https://www.pinterest.com/talhq/).
 
“Indivisible: The Story of Our Flag,” will be a collectible American Legion Centennial bookazine. Through illustrations and text, it will tell the story of the U.S. flag from the American Revolution to the Global War on Terrorism. Voices, unique facts, historical anecdotes and more will team up with beautiful illustrations to tell that story.
 
Combining with the bookazine will be a web platform housed on www.legion.org that will include videos, frequently asked questions, U.S. Flag Code standards, stories of interest and other valuable resources. A mobile app also will be available as part of the campaign, and will feature information about the display of the flag, photos, videos and flag etiquette.
 
The American Legion has a long-standing history of flag advocacy. On Flag Day, June 14, 1923, the Legion convened a summit in Washington, D.C., to draft a code of flag etiquette. The Legion and 68 other patriotic, civic and military organizations created the U.S. Flag Code, which was signed into law by Congress on June 22, 1942.

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