Today, I would like to extend a Happy 4th of July to each member of the AMVETS family and our friends. As we celebrate the birth of our country I am reminded of the American’s Creed authored by William Tyler Page in 1917 and adopted by Congress April 3, 1918.
"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
"I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies."
On behalf of the Sons of AMVETS nationwide have a great and safe day and to the courageous men and women, past and present, dedicated to preserving our liberty and freedom, Thank You!
David T. Strittmather
National Sons of AMVETS