86R12950 JCD-D
  By: Price H.R. No. 844
         WHEREAS, The American Legion is celebrating the 100th
  anniversary of its establishment in 2019, and this occasion
  provides an ideal opportunity to honor the organization's
  outstanding record of service; and
         WHEREAS, Chartered by Congress on September 16, 1919, the
  American Legion is dedicated to supporting veterans, current
  members of our armed forces, and communities; since its inception,
  the group has grown into one of the most influential nonprofit
  organizations in the country, with more than 13,000 local posts and
  a membership that today totals over two million individuals around
  the globe; and
         WHEREAS, In the course of its history, the American Legion
  has furthered its mission by raising millions of dollars to help
  veterans and their families during times of need and by advocating
  for issues of importance to the veterans' community through its
  involvement in the legislative process at the local, state, and
  national levels; the group has also sponsored a host of commendable
  programs, including Operation Comfort Warriors, which supports
  wounded military personnel, as well as numerous initiatives for
  children and youth, such as American Legion Baseball, one of the
  nation's most successful amateur athletic programs; and
         WHEREAS, For the past century, the American Legion has helped
  to promote the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy and to
  ensure that past and present service members receive the resources
  they so rightly deserve, and it is a pleasure to join in recognizing
  this venerable organization as it marks this special milestone in
  its history; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 100th anniversary of the
  American Legion and extend to all those associated with the
  organization sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.