Into your hands is given charge of the stand of colors which you will properly display at all post meetings and on ceremonial occasions. I have watched this ceremony performed at the National Convention several times, and the empty chair is placed as if a person sitting in the chair would face the audience. A member entering the hall after the meeting has begun shall advance to within three steps of the American Flag, salute the Colors and move on to be seated. The mem ber s of thi s committee must welcome new members and guests, make sure they are introduced, and kee p th e Com man der adv ise d as to who shou ld be ack now led ged. Thi s committee can also be used to encourage present members to attend meetings. Depending upon satisfactory performance of duty, there will come to you the heartfelt gratitude of each and every member of this post. The American Legion Post Operations Guide states no beverages are to be consumed at any official meeting.
American Legion organizations assign the sergeant at arms to chair welcoming committees. The successful accomplishment of our program depends, to a great extent, upon you and your performance of the duties of your office. This recognition gives the member t he right to spea k. Sgt-at-Arms should advance, stop, face the American flag and render a right hand salute. You will find your duties many, varied and, at times, taxing of your crowded hours and resources. The Sergeant-At-Arms should know how to arrange the meeting hall and should assist tile post commander and adjutant in the preliminary arrangements for the meeting. In 2003, Florida adopted the Riders program and in October of 2007, Resolution 35 was adopted, and the American Legion Riders became a National program of The American Legion.
The Serge ant-a t-Ar ms will, from ti me-to -tim e, present briefings on proper flag etiquette. Be ready at all times to assist your commander. The idea was to provide an atmosphere where Post, Auxiliary and S. You should be assisted by the most active and devoted members. Question 4 — When do we address the flag when leaving or entering a room during an official meeting or ceremony? No jewelry is to be worn, except a watch, ring and Auxiliary pin, while acting in the capacity of Sgt-at-Arms. By allowing each American Legion Rider Chapter to give their members the ability to manage their program at the Post level, the program has been allowed to grow. May harmony and unity prevail.
Here are guide lines you should know and share with others. Directors or officers elect or appoint sergeants at arms for fixed periods of time, such as a year. Great question, I hope the answer does not disappoint. At no time should the Auxiliary pin be used to fasten a scarf, tie, etc. The mem ber s of thi s committee must welcome new members and guests, make sure they are introduced, and kee p th e Com man der adv ise d as to who shou ld be ack now led ged.
As a lawyer since August 1996, Raines has handled cases involving business, consumer and other areas of the law. To you are committed these endeavors with the expectation you shall fulfill each and every one of them. Depending on the organization, the position may be unpaid or paid. No one shall be admitted during openin g, init iatio n, or closi ng cere moni es of an American Legion meeting. Into your keeping we place the spirit of comradeship of this post. The Finance officer must be covered by adequate bond.
A welco me com mittee sho uld be standard for every post. All officers are instructed to memorize their parts. Any member desiring to be excused from the hall while the meeting is in progress, except during a prayer, or the obligation, or during the period of silence, shall advance to within three steps of the American Flag,, salute the Colors, and then leave. With a courteous demeanor, the sergeant at arms calls for quiet and for attendees at meetings to be seated when needed. The Se rgeant-at- Arm s is the lo gic al pers on to chair suc h a comm itt ee. The ceremonial services of The American Legion must be conducted with the solemnity befitting the dignity of this organization.
Your election to this office signifies your comrades have implicit trust in you. You will learn the identity of, and introduce to the commander, all visiting comrades and guests of the post. Com mand er, and gives own nam e. The application of Justice will be your particular concern. You will be the exponent of means of safeguarding the honor of the flag of our country. He earned his business administration and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Serge ant-a t-Ar ms will, from ti me-to -tim e, present briefings on proper flag etiquette.
A Legionn aire is consi dered to be in uniform if wea ring an offic ial Amer ican Legio n cap. To you may come the needy and the distressed, and it is your duty to see no worthy comrade is turned away without full justice. The application of Justice will be your particular concern. This recognition gives the member t he right to spea k. Be mindful the lamp of recorded experience may do much in guiding the footsteps of those who follow.
Meeting preparation includes security, gathering chairs and tables, having name plates for the directors and checking the sound and other equipment. The Serg ean t-a t-A rms shou ld know how to arra nge the meeti ng hall and should assist the Post Commander and Adjutant in the preliminary arrangements for the meeting, including custodian of the colors and should be in charge of the color detail d uring the presen tation and retir ement ceremonies of the color s. Hold the flags at an angle that does not permit them to touch the floor. Every Legion naire wants to be part of the grou p. Eastman 2000 Greg Stark 1923 George Lindsey 1949 A.