Welcome to District 29, Orange County, CA
The American Legion Department of California
POST VETERAN SERVICE OFFICER TRAINING
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 - 2 LOCATIONS: Hollywood Post 43 (11-1 pm) & Southgate Post 335 (5-7 pm)
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DISTRICT 29 E-Board Meeting September 30, 2020
Santa Ana Post 131 - 7-8:30 p.m.
GoToMeeting call/video details emailed 9/15/2020
If you have a report for this meeting, please email a copy to Adjutant Brian Johnson (email@example.com)
before the meeting so that it can be included with the distribution.
The agenda will be distributed along with the attachments in the next couple of days.
57th National Training Workshop August 3-6, 2020 Materials
If you missed it, the PowerPoint presentations and audio presentations are available at:
Eight audio presentations: https://vimeo.com/showcase/4552712
County of Orange Moves to Red Tier, Re-Opens More of Orange County
County Health Officer Issues Related, New Orders and Strong Recommendations
Santa Ana, Calif. (September 8, 2020) – Today, the County of Orange moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier as a part of the Governor Newsom’s Blue Print for a Safer Economy. This allows certain business sectors to re-open immediately and businesses to expand their operations with certain restrictions. Additionally, County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau has issued related new Orders and Strong Recommendations, which also include seasonal flu vaccination for certain county residents and visitors.
Access the document in its entirely here.
The press release in its entirety can be found on the link below.
With the fires all over California, please continue to conduct Buddy Checks. Call on elderly members to see if they are okay.
A simple phone call can make a difference.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities. The Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit, apolitical groups in the United States. Today, membership stands at over 1.7 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one for each of the 50 states, along with District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, and the Philippines. Over the years, The American Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans, and produced many important programs for children and youth.
The most recent notable acts by The American Legion in the past couple of years include:
LEGION Act - July 30, 2019, President Trump signed a bill that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941. The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war. The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.
The LEGION Act changes the Preamble of the Constitution of The American Legion.
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.
District 29 of The American Legion Department of California comprises all of Orange County, California and is one of the five districts that comprise Area 5. The other districts are: Riverside County District 21, San Diego County District 22, San Bernardino County District 25, and Imperial County District 30. Twenty-six posts comprise the 29th district and has a membership of over eight thousand members.