Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends,
First I hope that all of you are feeling well, staying safe and following the health safeguards to protect yourselves — and others — amid the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sheltering in place in North Carolina; my family and I are well. I’m looking forward to getting back on the road, visiting posts and departments, and attending American Legion events.
I am so impressed by how American Legion Family members are responding to the urgent calls for assistance. There are simply too many examples to list here, so I would encourage you to keep updated with American Legion activities, resources and more on this special web page . This pandemic is affecting every American, every facet of our way of living and, of course, how we support our veterans.
That is why The American Legion has launched a COVID-19 impact survey to track trends in response to the pandemic. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey; your identity will be anonymous unless you choose to be contacted for assistance.
The survey will track the impact on veterans and their families throughout the pandemic’s duration. Participants can elect to be connected with a representative from The American Legion for assistance with VA benefits, employment, emotional wellness and personal contact for support.
We really don’t know when the situation will improve so that we can return to the activities we cherish. But in order to best serve veterans during this crisis, we will be conducting this survey biweekly to analyze changes and address how The American Legion can best utilize its resources. The first survey will be available until April 30 .
I’d encourage you to take the survey, share it with your fellow veterans and serve your communities as best — and safely — as you can during the pandemic.
Stay safe, my friends and comrades.