Indiana American Legion Legacy Foundation
Greetings to my Legion Family!
We know that our men and women service demand more of us. As stated by Theodore Roosevelt IV., grandson of one of The American Legion’s founding members Theodore Roosevelt Jr. He stated in a recent event, “It demands that we remember our veterans and their families with concrete action – concrete actions that does not falter, that does not waiver, that is subject to the whims of politics, that belongs to neither party and belonged to no ambition other than to memory and duty. The American Legion’s founders believed that mission came ahead of party politics.”
And today The Indiana American Legion and its 72,000 members stands ready to continue this legacy but we will need your help.
Over the years, our organization has experienced a slight decline in membership. Membership dues have always been the primary source of funding throughout the history of the department.
These dues directly fund our American Legion Programs such as Oratorical and Boys State as well as our Department Service Office. Our Department Service Officers annually, represents more than 62,000 of the 87,000+ service-connected disabled veterans in Indiana bringing more than $365 million in benefits to the Hoosier Economy.
Without ample funding, we could see these programs and services dialed back or in the worst-case scenario, shut down completely. This is not what we want to happen and we have no plans of allowing this to stop us from continuing to serve our veterans and their families across the state of Indiana.
Hoosier veterans and their families depend on us.
That is why I have thrown my full support behind the newly incorporated Indiana American Legion Legacy Foundation as my Commander’s project for 2019-2020 and I’m asking all of you to do the same.
I will personally present a certificate of appreciation to any individual, post, unit, squadron, or chapter who donates $1000 or more to the foundation during our inaugural year – where it will be placed on a permanent plaque to be displayed at the Department Headquarters.
In part the success of our foundation depends on widespread public support and collecting funds through donations. This will also allow us the ability to distribute grants to organizations that conduct programs and activities the foundation was established to benefit.
This foundation is an innovative and forward-looking approach to making we continue to meet the needs of our veterans their families and communities across Indiana long into our second century.
With your support we will succeed!
For more information about the Indiana American Legion Legacy Foundation and how you can help “Change Lives”, please contact Billy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-630-1259.