We felt it best to delay the Commander's and Past President's banquet set for April 22. We have decided not to print a Newsletter for the month of April. The caldenar would be empty and no activities are scheduled for April due to COVID-19. It is uncertain when will open the bar and kitchen. The Honor Guard will attend funerals, only outside and maintain social distancing. They would check with the funeral home first before attending any funerals. Thank you for your understanding and support.
In July the National Service Act was signed into law. The American Legion National Executive Committee amended the organization's Preamble. It now reads:
For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
What this means is that all men and women who served, or are serving, are now eligible for membership in the American Legion.