Letters to the Rockville Centre Herald Sept. 27, 2012
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I would suggest strongly that members of the American Legion read their monthly magazines, and the history of the American Legion. They will find that the Legion has been first and foremost in politics by recommending and supporting congressional legislation.
As far as supporting either the Republicans or Democrats, that is different. In that regard, no partisan politics are allowed. Legionnaires are prohibited from endorsing one candidate or political party over another. That has been a tradition, and one that is carefully guarded.
My statements in the Herald in no way violated those time-honored traditions. But my words did honor the deep and passionate pleas of heartbroken parents. Young American warriors in harm’s way are not to be used as pawns by politicians.
I have dedicated most of my adult life in the service of veterans, men and women in uniform and the families they love. At this stage of my life, I don’t intend to march to a different drummer.
American Legion Post 303