Americanism

 

The American Legion Americanism Program promotes patriotism and

responsible citizenship and strives to uphold and promote

American ideals and the principles of democracy.

 

Americanism is an expression of the basic human need for freedom and

acceptance of the responsibilities of citizenship.

 

The Post and Unit sponsors flag-disposal programs.

United States Flags may be dropped off at the Post

at a personís convenience.

This enables unserviceable flags to be disposed of in a respectful way.

 

We have the opportunity to promote patriotism throughout the country.

If you have a flag, please fly it proudly.

 

Below are a few of our many programs

 

Oratorical Contest

 

The purpose of the National High School Oratorical Contest is to develop

deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States

on the part of high school students.

The objectives of the oratorical contest include development of leadership qualities, to ability to think clearly and intelligently and preparation for

acceptance of the duties and responsibilities of American citizenship.

 

Scouting

 

The American Legion has supported scouting from the

1919 National Convention.

William Bloys Post 2 supported scouting since their inception in

1920 and continues to do so.

If you are a scout troop that needs a place to meet or help in the Tempe, AZ area, please contact us.

 

Citizenship and Naturalization

 

This program is to let our new citizens know that they are welcomed.

We do this by attending these ceremonies and giving them each a

flag and flag code booklet and informing them of their right to vote.

 

William Bloys Post 2 is active in the Americanism Program,

but as in all volunteer activities, we can always use help.

Ideas and participation are always welcome.