NEC Amends Preamble to American Legion Constitution

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The Preamble was amended by substituting the words "in all wars" for "the Great Wars"

The Preamble now reads:

For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for

the following purposes:

  • To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of

America;

  • To maintain law and order;
  • To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent

Americanism;

  • To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations

in all wars;

  • To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the

community, state and nation;

  • To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
  • To make right the master of might;
  • To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
  • To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of
  • justice, freedom and democracy;
  • To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion

to mutual helpfulness.

Announcements

Legion Act Signed Into Law

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LEGION Act Signed Into Law

The American Legion

Jul 30, 2019

In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.

The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.


Now that the legislation has been signed, The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed.


The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.


To join The American Legion, click on the Find Out More link, fill out the Application and submit it to Post 320.

Welcome

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Welcome to the website of Westwood American Legion Post 320.  We hope you enjoy the site and hope you find what you are looking for.  If you need more information, feel free to fill out the form on the Contact Us page.

Department of Massachusetts Old Friends Recipient

Shown at the 2014 Baseball Tournament are Paster, Dept Commander Charlie Towers and PNC Jake Comer

The Department of Massachusetts of The American Legion inducted Westwood Post 320 Commander Richard D Paster into its destinguished Old Friends Award Recipients group.  The Award was presented to Post Commander Paster by Past National Commander John P "Jake" Comer at the 60th Annual Old Friends Reunion.  The presentation took place during the Department of Massachusetts 100th Convention on June 10, 2018, and is awarded annually to a Member of The American Legion in good standing for distinguished service to the American Legion.  Paster was recognized for his service to the American Legion Baseball Program which began in 1988 as Manager of the Post 320 Baseball Team.  Over the years Paster has also served the Department Athletic Committee in variouis roles and became its Chairman overseeing the Baseball Program in Massachusetts in 2016.

2019 Senior Post Baseball Team

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The Junior and Senior Baseball Teams completed the 2019 regular season and are now practicing and playing fall baseball. For more information contact Team Manager Dick Paster.

Visit the District 6 Baseball website during the regular season for schedules and game results. www.district6baseball.com. 

DEPARTED COMRADES

Robert F Flavin

WWII

8 Years of Membership

James W King

WWII

26 Years of Membership

John H Nixon Jr

WWII

6 Years of Membership

Thomas F Kerrigan

Korea

45 Years of Membership

Robert Fallavollita

WWII

46 Years of Membership

Joseph D. Clancy

WWII

42 years of membership

William W. Marsh

Korea 

25 years of membership

Edward C. Mealy

WWII

60 years of membership

Felix C. Moschella

WWII

42 years of membership

Douglas E. Simon

Lebanon 

12 years of membership

Stiles F. Stevens

Korea

2 years of membership

John M. Turner

Korea

2 years of membership

Herbt Whitley

WWII

60 years of membership

Paul S. Hodgkins

WWII

38 years of membership

Pasquale J. Danna

Korea

43 years of membership

2014 District 6 Champions

2014 Westwood Post 320 Senior Baseball team

Congratulations to the Westwood Post 320 Senior Baseball team on winning the 2014 District 6 Championship.  Team photo taken at the 2014 Senior Department Championship Tournament with Department Commander Charlie Towers.


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