We invite you to serve as an original cosponsor of The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act. The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act honors the Legion for its 100 years of service by directing the U.S. Mint to issue a variety of special limited edition commemorative coins available for purchase during 2019.
The American Legion, America’s largest veterans’ organization, will celebrate its centennial in 2019. Founded in Paris following World War I, the American Legion was officially chartered by Congress on September 16, 1919. Since its founding, the Legion has served with pride, honor, and distinction on behalf of our country, our communities, and our veterans.
The American Legion was instrumental in crafting our country’s first flag code, helped secure passage of the G.I. Bill, and successfully advocated on behalf of other landmark legislation that improved the lives of our veterans, including the Veterans Reassurance Act and the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act. The Legion continues to provide support, programs, and advocacy for our veterans and their families.
The Legion’s commitment to its Four Pillars of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth assist our veterans while also instilling core values of patriotism, duty, and honor in future generations. We believe that the Four Pillars are worthy of the support of Congress, and our bill accordingly directs that the proceeds from the sales of coins minted under the Act will benefit the American Legion’s Four Pillars programs.
The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act provides Congress with a valuable way to thank the Legion for its service to our nation, and to invest in our shared values. We hope that you will join with us to support this legislation.
If you would like to serve as an original cosponsor of the Senate version of the bill, please contact Kevin Marsh in Senator Young’s office at Kevin_Marsh@young.senate.gov. If you would like to serve as an original cosponsor of the House version of the bill, please contact Chris Bennett in Representative Walz’s office at email@example.com.