90th American Legion Annual Convention    

The 90th American Legion Annual Convention was conducted in Phoenix, Arizona from August 21 to August 28th, 2008.

The annual National Convention is the governing body of The American Legion. Each of The American Legion's 55 departments (one in each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines) is entitled to a minimum of five delegates to the National Convention, plus one delegate for each 1,000 members or major fraction thereof, as of 30 days before the convention. The National Commander, members of the National Executive Committee, all living Past National Commanders, and the five National Vice Commanders were also delegates to the National Convention.

Jonathan Morales, Assistant Director, Membership Marketing, The American Legion National Headquarters in iBOT with Independence Technology Product Consultant Chuck Williams looking on.

America's Huey 091 Foundation booth with Charles Bogle behind table.

February 20, 2009. With a backdrop of American Flags by American Legion Riders, Travis Strong and Thomas Graham received their iBOTs and American Legion memberships after the completion of their iBOT training at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado

These were the second and third iBOTs presented to Colorado veterans and two of the last five to be provided under the current program. Efforts have begun by supporters of this program to gain the reinitiating of iBOT production.

May 6-7, 2009
Resolution No. 24: The American Legion Supports the America’s Huey 091 Foundation
Origin: 2008 NC Resolution No. 194 (CO)
Submitted by: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission
WHEREAS, America’s Huey 091 Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization’s mission is to establish and strengthen reconnect efforts with veterans of the Global War on Terror; and
WHEREAS, The Foundation assists in providing advanced technology to those severely injured, such as the iBOT mobility system and other assistive, rehabilitative and therapeutic resources; and
WHEREAS, The Foundation provides educational resources, mentors youth on the value of freedom and helps children and spouses of service members killed while serving in the Global War on Terrorism; and
WHEREAS, The Foundation seeks support and collaboration of other non-profit organizations to enhance quality of life of transitioning soldiers and their families needing assistance; and
WHEREAS, America’s Huey 091 Foundation’s mission is conducive to that of The American Legion in that both are working to ensure veterans are rehabilitated to function fully within the societal setting; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, By The National Executive Committee of The American Legion in regular meeting assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 6-7, 2009, That The American Legion supports the mission of America’s Huey 091 Foundation.