06-08-15, Exclusively for cattcomemorial.com by John Scarano, CAMP Web Master
On June 7, 2015 a Cattaraugus County, NY American Legion Convention was held at the Norton-Chamber Post 1434 in Hinsdale, NY at 1 PM. Attending Legion members voted on a resolution during the course of the meeting to support Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation in their effort to preserve the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building in Little Valley, NY. The resolution was passed by unanimous vote.
The American Legion resolution also calls for a copy of the resolution to be delivered to the Clerk of the Cattaraugus County Legislature as a declaration of the support from all 14 Cattaraugus County American Legion Posts. The resolution makes it clear that the American Legion opposes the destruction of any American War Memorial.
In addition to the resolution, the Convention agreed that petitions should be circulated throughout all Cattaraugus County Legion posts asking for the signatures of all Legion members as a second declaration of Legion support for the preservation of the Memorial Building.
The resolution carries the weight of over 2,100 current Cattaraugus County American Legion members.
The text of the American Legion Resolution (Click to enlarge photo and use your “Back” button to return to this page):
The American Legion Petition: