American Legion Commander extends condolences to Paris

'Resolve to rid earth of scourge of radical Islam'

Nov 14, 2015, 14:14 ET from The American Legion

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett issued the following statement and condolences regarding last night's terrorist attacks in Paris:

"The American Legion, which was born in Paris in 1919, expresses our heart-felt condolences to the families of those who were murdered, and we are united with the French people in our resolve to rid the earth of the scourge of radical Islam."

With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation.

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