Department of Florida

NEC

FROM DENNNIS BOLAND, NEC

Resolutions
January 2019

Resolution #1 and #2 were passed at the NEC 2018 October Fall meetings by your NEC. These Resolution would open our dates of eligibility.

RESOLUTION 1: UNRECOGNIZED ARMED HOSTILITIES RECOGNITION

WHEREAS, Membership eligibility in The American Legion is determined by Congress of the United States of America through the establishment of specific dates of declared hostilities in which U.S. military personnel are activated for service; and
WHEREAS, On December 7, 1941, the United States was attacked by Japan in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing the United States to enter World War II; and
WHEREAS, The U.S. government set December 31, 1946 as the official end of the World War II era; and
WHEREAS, other official war era’s to include Korea, Vietnam, Beirut, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama and the Gulf War/War on Terrorism with the cessation of hostilities which was approved by the Congress of the United States, and
WHEREAS, 12 combat operations unrecognized by the U.S. government occurred at the direction of the then current president of the United States, and
WHEREAS, These conflicts include the Greek Civil War, Chinese Civil War, The Cold War, China Cold War, Lebanon Crisis, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Dominican Civil War, Iran Hostage Crisis, Salvadoran Civil War, Libyan Conflict and Persian Gulf Conflicts now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That all of these aforementioned previously unrecognized armed hostile events requiring activation of United States military personnel are acknowledged, and be it further
RESOLVED, That The American Legion recognizes the nearly 1,600 casualties of the U.S. Armed forces in service to the nation; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That The American Legion calls on the Congress of the united States to declare that the United States of America has been continuously engaged in a state of war from December 7, 1941 to such date in the future as the United States government may determine that there has been an end to armed hostilities; and, be it finally
RESOLVED, That the United States Congress direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to qualify as “war-time veterans” all military service personnel who served honorably under federal government Title 10 orders for at least one day during said period.

If Resolution #1 is passed then we will have Resolution #2 in place and can immediately open our dates for membership

RESOLUTION 2: UNRECOGNIZED ARMED HOSTILES MEMBERSHIP DATE CHANGE

WHERAS, Membership eligibility in The American Legion is determined by the Congress of the United States of America through the establishment of specific dates of declared hostilities in which U.S. military personnel are activated for service; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That subsequent to the Congress of the United States declaring “December 7, 1941 through the cessation of armed hostilities as an as-of-yet undetermined future date” as the official date for the current war-time period; the Legislative Commission be and is hereby authorized and directed to petition Congress of the United States to further amend Section 5 of the Act entitled “An Act to Incorporate The American Legion,” Public Law No. 47, 66th Congress approved September 16, 1919 to read when amended as follows:
“Article IV Eligibility
“Section 1. Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time, during the qualifying dates and that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued honorably during or after any of said periods; provided, further, that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during any of said periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself/herself to military discipline or unqualified service”

Dennis Boland
NEC

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