National Security

The purpose of the American Legion Auxiliary National Security Committee is to maintain and provide a strong national defense, strengthening our military families, and preparing our population for reponse to national and manmade disasters.

National Security Work for Units

The Unit should acquaint all of its members with the existing situation in regard to national security by providing a study of the subject at Unit meetings.  Every Unit should endeavor to give its members an understanding of the necessity of maintaining an adequate national security.

The American Legion Auxiliary recognizes that natural disasters and crime can also threaten our national security.  Therefore, the national Security program, was expanded to include emergency planning and crime prevention.

While we cannot stop natural disasters from occurring, we can change the way America deals with them through Project Impact, a project of the Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA).  The goal is to reduce the personal and economic costs of disasters in a community by planning and preparation.

Crime prevention, neighborhood watch, support for police and fie departments help to strengthen our communities and contribute to the national security.

Information on National Security

Informative material on national security subjects can be obtained from Department Headquarters or the National Security Division of The American Legion, 1608 K Street, NW, Washington. Washington, D.C. 20006.  These materials include suggested talks on national security, pamphlets, ad the program of national security activities recommended for the year.  The objectives of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary for the year are outlined annually by the National Convention.  Every Unit should familiarize itself with these objectives and give its full support to their achievement.

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