30 Aug '12, 3pm
National Commander Fang Wong stresses importance of voting, regardless of party affiliation #Le
An election for new national commander of The American Legion was looming when current National Commander Fang A. Wong took to the state Aug. 30 to deliver his report to convention delegates. However, it was another election that Wong mentioned during that report. “The date that I want you to remember is Nov. 6,” Wong said. “As American citizens, and especially as Legionnaires, we have a duty to vote. Many men and women – indeed, our comrades – have died to protect this right. “We choose no sides, endorse no candidates and support no political parties. We have Republicans, Democrats and Independents in our ranks and in our leadership. Our founders – including the son of President Theodore Roosevelt – were adamant that The American Legion be nonpartisan. Our agenda is simple: take care of veterans, national defense, our youth and America.” Wong said that while there are str...