House Resolution 105 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 105 BY SALMON , GUSTAFSON , JENEARY , WHEELER , LANDON , THOMPSON , GAINES , SORENSEN , HAGENOW , HITE , M. SMITH , OURTH , KURTH , BROWN-POWERS , PRICHARD , BRECKENRIDGE , KACENA , and BENNETT A Resolution recognizing the centennial of the 1 formation of the American Legion Auxiliary. 2 WHEREAS, countless concerned women took on the 3 day-to-day responsibilities of life when family members 4 went overseas to fight in World War I; and 5 WHEREAS, aware of the many struggling families and 6 the needs of returning veterans, those same women vowed 7 to continue their roles after the veterans of World War 8 I founded the American Legion on March 5, 1919; and 9 WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary, affiliated 10 with the American Legion, was organized November 10, 11 1919; and 12 WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary is currently 13 a veterans’ service organization with members in nearly 14 10,000 American communities; and 15 WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary raises 16 millions of dollars every year and uses these funds 17 to support programs in United States Department 18 of Veterans Affairs’ medical centers and community 19 programs; and 20 WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary has created 21 and implemented numerous programs for veterans, their 22 families, young people, and the community at large; and 23 WHEREAS, American Legion Auxiliary volunteers 24 are integral to the operation of the United States 25 -1- LSB 6312YH (2) 88 ja/rn 1/ 2
H.R. 105 Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical centers, 1 providing diversion and entertainment for patients and 2 assisting with many therapeutic programs; and 3 WHEREAS, American Legion Auxiliary volunteers devote 4 thousands of hours to young women through the Girls 5 State program, Girls Nation program, and other youth 6 programs; and 7 WHEREAS, with the philosophy of “service, not 8 self,” the American Legion Auxiliary develops a strong 9 spirit of volunteerism in its members, who have joined 10 together in the fellowship of giving to others; and 11 WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary embodies the 12 spirit of America that has prevailed through war and 13 peace and continues to stand firmly behind America 14 today; and 15 WHEREAS, the services of the American Legion 16 Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch the lives of 17 all Americans; NOW THEREFORE, 18 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 19 That the House of Representatives hereby recognizes 20 the centennial of the formation of the American Legion 21 Auxiliary; and 22 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of 23 Representatives honors and extends its appreciation to 24 the American Legion Auxiliary for its many years of 25 service to Iowans and the country; and 26 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this 27 Resolution be sent to Nicole Clapp, National President 28 of the American Legion Auxiliary, in Indianapolis, 29 Indiana. 30 -2- LSB 6312YH (2) 88 ja/rn 2/ 2