2017-2018 Americanism Committee:

Chairman:  Bill Stramm (56)

Vice Chairmen: Ray Lockett (194), Thom Guthrie (17)

Members: Jim Walsh (244), Clarence Hartsell (53), Walter Davis (29), Joe Shine (75), Lowell Badgley (74), Robert Cardwell (16), Nick Soukhanov (54), Trudy Stiles (148), Virginia Stiles (125), Alice Cooper (5), Anthony Parker (67), Sonnie Dickerson (330)

PDC Advisor: Les Clevinger (164)


National Americanism Newsletters:

Americanism Fall 2016 Newsletter R (002)


Purpose- To supervise and coordinate Department Americanism programs and activities; promote understanding and appreciation of American Government and activities in the American way of life through youth activities, community service, instruction of prospective citizens and immigrants, education and educational facilities; and to combat subversive activities.


To formulate, recommend and implement policies and procedures for the promotion of scouting activities among sponsoring Legion Posts and to encourage and assist Posts in developing an active scouting scholarship program. To organize and offer the youth of Virginia comprehensive instruction on gun safety, while at the same time, provide a wholesome recreational activity. To formulate, recommend and implement adopted policies and procedures for the promotion and administration of the Sons of the American Legion program within the Department; to supervise and give guidance to the necessary administrative operations of the Detachment and its officers.


Reporting: The Chairman of the Americanism Committee reports its actions and activities to the Department Executive Committee.


The following activities are part of our Americanism Program