Legislature celebrates historic milestone
The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a commemorative resolution authored by state Rep. Ann Bollin, paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.
In March 1919, after a group of American World War I soldiers gathered in France to discuss how to bring their service to their country to greater heights, the American Legion was created. Since its inception, the American Legion has been the country’s largest veterans service organization dedicated to helping veterans and the public, and preserving the American way of life.
Bollin’s House Resolution 37 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the American Legion, honors America’s 19.8 million military veterans, and calls upon Michigan residents to recognize the occasion.
“We will forever be in debt to the American Legion for its 100 years of many wholesome programs, services and unwavering devotion to our community’s service members and veterans,” said Bollin, of Brighton. “This is an admirable, historic milestone to celebrate, and I look forward to many more years of the Legion’s service to our state and military heroes.”
The American Legion has 3 million members who have not only invested their lives serving our country, but have continued to serve after returning home from deployment. Michigan is home to 390 American Legion posts statewide.
PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ann Bollin delivers a speech on the House floor Thursday regarding her resolution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.