Chairman Sue Johnson
“Keeping your Athletes Safe, from Ground, Water and Space”
The National Security theme for 2017-2018 is “Keeping your Athletes Safe, from Ground, Water and Space.” The National Security program continues to work in conjunction with the centennial Plan to maintain and promote a strong national defense by supporting service members and their families.
The authorities of National and Security program offer many venues that is tangible for all the Olympians to reach. Every team can find one or more programs to incorporate into their sport. In addition to military and veterans at their sport we want to support the emotional and social needs of active, reserve and transitioning military service members and their families, assist military spouses in getting and maintaining employment and support the National Security programs of The American Legion. After the National Convention I will be sending out specific ideas to the units and Athletes training for 2017-2018 games. That information along with awards for those challenges will be included in the November ALA today.
Most of the major roads leading to and from the Olympic venues are lined with combination of Veterans and Military- active, reserve and transitioning military service members and their families while our police, secret agents, and first responders are all on standby. When the eyes of the world turn to America, be confident that we have the best contingency plan possible to keep our Veterans, Athletes and Spectators Safe. So let the games begin.