The American Legion, Department of New Jersey's Centennial Committee Chairman Chuck Robbins specifically asked that I serve as the NJ SAL Liaison to Department's Centennial Committee. My appointment is for the lifetime of the committee. Needless to say, I humbly accepted the opportunity to serve as your NJ SAL state representative.
The purpose of this Committee is to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion's founding back in 1919. Minneapolis, home of the 1st American Legion National Convention in 1919, will serve as host city of the 100th National Convention from August 24-30, 2018. Centennial events and activities will be conducted at the national, department and post levels through the 101st National Convention in Indianapolis during the dates of August 23-29, 2019, and the 15 month celebration will end on Veterans Day 2019.
The Department of New Jersey has several events planned across the state to commemorate this historical milestone! In addition, several fundraising events will be planned to help raise funds to offset the costs of the celebration.
For starters, the Department has commissioned a Centennial Challenge Coin (see picture below) that celebrates the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion. Coins are $10.00 each and can be purchased by contacting Legionnaire Chuck Robbins (732) 921-8872. To date, coin sales have profited TBD. Note: All Department Centennial fundraising efforts will support Department's Centennial celebration in 2018.
Centennial Challenge Coin
The Department Centennial Committee held a meeting on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at American Legion Post 346 in Neptune, Monmouth County, NJ, starting at 10:00 AM. NJ SAL Liaison Hicks attended.
Should you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
For God & Country,
Jeffrey E. Hicks
NJ SAL Liaison
Department Centennial Committee
The American Legion,
Department of New Jersey
h) (609) 388-4881
c) (609) 206-6583