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DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED ADOPTION

AMERICAN LEGION

POST 254

COLLINWOOD, TN

Resolution: 2018-01

Title: Amend the Preamble of the Constitution of the Department of Tennessee

Origin: Sgt Donnie E. Horton Post 254

Submitted by: Stephen T. Weismann

WHEREAS, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution and Bylaws was last revised June 26, 2004; and

WHEREAS, The Preamble of The American Legion Constitution guides our every action with its guiding principles; and

WHEREAS, The principle, “to promote peace and good will on earth”, is currently missing from the Preamble of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution; and

WHEREAS, The principle, “to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy”, is currently incorrectly stated in The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by Post 254, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee, in a regular meeting assembled on November 7, 2018, That the Preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee shall be amended to read, For God and Country, we associate ourselves 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 the Great 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 good will 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

This is to certify that the above resolution was adopted by Sgt. Donnie E. Horton American Legion Post 254 on November 7, 2018.

 


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