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THE AMERICAN LEGION
POST 45
GREENBRIER, TN
 
Resolution: 2020-03
Title: Amend the Preamble of the Riders Constitution of the Department of Tennessee
Origin: Greenbrier Post 45
Submitted by: Mark Rennick
 
WHEREAS, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Riders Constitution and Bylaws was last revised January 23, 2010; and
 
WHEREAS, The Preamble of The American Legion Constitution guides our every action with its guiding principles; and
 
WHEREAS, The principle, “to promote peace and good will on earth”, is currently missing from the Preamble of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution; and
 
WHEREAS, The principle, “to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy”, is currently incorrectly stated in The American Legion, Department of Tennessee Constitution;
 
WHEREAS, The statement Great Wars was Congressionally changed to all wars; now, therefore, be it
 
RESOLVED, by Greenbrier Post 45, The American Legion, Department of Tennessee, in a regular meeting assembled on 05 November, 2019, That the Preamble to the Riders Constitution of The American Legion, Department of Tennessee shall be amended to read: “For God and Country, we associate ourselves for the following purposes;  To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in all wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.”
 
This is to certify that the above resolution was adopted by Greenbrier Post 45 on 05 November 2019.
 
Signed Terry Wilson, Commander                             Signed Charlie Adcock, Riders Director
Post 45, Greenbrier                                                     Post 45, Greenbrier
 
Signed Jackie Laird, Department Riders Director


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