John J. Morris Post 62



Found Dog Tags

If you find one, you can mail it directly to the Secretary of Defense located at 1000 Defense Pentagon, Washington DC20301. Wtite    on a piece of paper where you found the tags, the date you found the tags, your full name and contact information - include your return address on the envelope.


A quick reminder on the wear of American Legion attire at political events - 36 US Code §21706 (part of The American Legion Corporate Charter), states: “The corporation shall be nonpolitical and may not promote the candidacy of an individual seeking public office.”  This is further emphasized by the provisions of Article II, Section 2 of the National Constitution which provides: “The American Legion shall be absolutely nonpolitical and shall not be used for the dissemination of partisan principles nor for the promotion of the candidacy of any person seeking public office or preferment.”

When Legionnaires wear their pins and hats to political rallies, the media often try to reach the wrong conclusions.  This can be very embarrassing to the Legionnaire.  Hence, we normally recommend that Legionnaires do not wear their caps to partisan political rallies.  There is no rule against doing this so long as the Legionnaire makes it clear there is no endorsement.

Those who violate the partisan political activities prohibition put the Legion charter of their post at risk as well as its tax-exempt status - that's us, folks!.