To All Legionnaires, SAL and Auxiliary
First I would like to thank you all for the trust you have placed in me by selecting me for Commander, I will do my best to live up to your expectations. This will be a challenging year as we have quite a bit of work to do on the post facilities and I believe we can accomplish great things if everyone pitches in a little. (Remember many hands make light work)
There was an interesting article in the April issue of the Legionnaire about civility in politics; we should all strive to live by that example in our interactions with each other and leave politics and personal feelings at the door. Remember the reason our organization was founded in 1919, as outlined in the preamble to the constitution and the four pillars of the Legion: Defense, Veterans, Youth and Patriotism. We need to remember this in our daily lives and as we conduct the affairs of our Post.
We also need to remember the many sacrifices that our veterans have made in service to our country. Not just on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day or Veteran’s Day, but every day of the year as we enjoy the many things this great country has to offer and especially remembering those who can no longer enjoy these activities, those that made the ultimate sacrifice to make and keep us free, as well as our young men who still maintain the vigil today and stand a post to keep those who would do us harm at bay.
Respectfully and in Comradeship,
Daniel Beliveau, Commander
'We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.'