June 25, 2019

Young, Braun Join Senators to Introduce Resolution Celebrating 100th Anniversary of the American Legion

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced a Senate resolution celebrating the American Legion’s 100 year anniversary of serving veterans of the Armed Forces, their families and communities. The resolution designates August 23 through 29 as “American Legion Week” to coincide with the Legion’s 100th Anniversary convention in their home city of Indianapolis, Indiana. 

“For 100 years, the American Legion has advocated for our veterans. As an American Legion member myself, I can attest to the important work the Legion does to improve the lives of veterans across America. That’s why I was proud to help create the American Legion 100th Anniversary commemorative coin, and it’s why I’m proud to help introduce a resolution celebrating this milestone,” said Senator Young.

“The American Legion has been a cornerstone of American life from the local to the federal level since the beginning, and serves as a constant reminder of the enormous contributions America’s armed service members have made to enrich our nation during and after their military service,” said Senator Braun. “Indiana is proud to be home for the American Legion, and I’m proud to congratulate them on 100 years of service.” 

“For generations the American Legion has played an undeniable role in strengthening the veteran community,” said Senator Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “Since its inception, the American Legion has provided support to veterans and their families in Montana and across the country by helping them navigate the VA system to get the care and benefits they earned. During American Legion Week, we celebrate their accomplishments, honor their 100 years of service, and thank them for their continued advocacy.”

“Throughout the decades, the American Legion has remained dedicated to veterans and their families who have served and sacrificed so much for our country,” said Senator Brown. “I’m proud to honor the American Legion on their 100 year anniversary of serving veterans of the Armed Forces, their families and our communities.”

Representative André Carson (IN-07), who represents Indianapolis, will introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives. 

“The strong civic spirit found in Indianapolis is largely thanks to the enduring presence of the American Legion, which is headquartered here. For 100 years, it has set an example of patriotism and service that has strengthened our community and many more across the nation. I’m pleased to congratulate the American Legion on its centennial, and honored to lead the resolution celebrating this milestone in the House of Representatives,” said Representative André Carson.