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To:                          All Squadrons
From;                      Detachment Scholarship Chairman
Subject:                   Clifford A. Smith, Brian O'Hearne and John Smolinsky Past National
                              Commanders Scholarship
The Sons of The American Legion was established in 1932 by The American Legion to get the
youth of this nation involved with The American Legion family and the great work that it does
for our veterans, community and the youth of our nation. Our organization has grown to over
369,000 members across the country. Over the past 20 years, our national organization has
donated millions dollars to various organizations. Here in Massachusetts, we have over 5700
members and growing.

As a state organization, we raise money for various Americanism programs and I cannot think
of a better project than helping the youth of our great state reach their goals in life by
pursuing a college education.

This scholarship is dedicated to all the veterans that gave of themselves in the defense of our
country, many giving the ultimate sacrifice and never returning to this great state of ours. We
want to instill a feeling of Pride, Honor and Patriotism into each of the candidates who apply
for this scholarship. The one thing that brings them all together is that they are eligible for this
scholarship because their father, mother, grandfather or grandmother served in the armed
forces and defended their country when called upon to do so. Any member of the Detachment
of Massachusetts Sons of The American Legion in good standing is eligible for this

We hope that the words from the Sons of The American Legion National Preamble will inspire
you to apply for this scholarship:
Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars,
associate ourselves together as Sons of The American Legion ... To adopt in letter and spirit all
the great principles for which The American Legion stands, and to assist in carrying on for
God and Country,

Eligibility and scholarship rules can be found on the application form. Please read them
carefully and fill out all requested information. If you have any questions, please contact the

Detachment Scholarship Chairman, Jeffery Wood, 70 Boyd St., Cherry Valley, MA 01611 or at

The application form is also available on our Detachment Web Site:




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