Doing our part to make things better.
“...Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society sands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better...”
Harry S. Truman
On behalf of the staff of American Legion Utah Boys State Corporation, we want to express our most sincere appreciation and deepest respect to all the members of the Legion for your service, and continuing contribution to the betterment of this great nation. We are a better nation because of Veterans such as yourselves doing great work in our communities; engaged in youth activities, education, veteran’s assistance programs and much more. You are the courageous, skillful leaders respected far & wide, join with us to seize the opportunity of helping to educate our youth.
As members of the Legion, Veterans of the Armed Forces, we each hold dearly our commitment to the ideals of Americanism. We do not take lightly our self-imposed obligation to ensure we’ve done our part in living up to and promoting love of flag, patriotism and democracy.
The success of the Utah Boys State program is largely based on the efforts of Legion members across the state. Success will be determined by how aggressively and intelligently the membership pursue support of the program. I encourage each and every Legion member to take personally the challenge of living up to those ideals implemented many years ago, to teach and instill in America’s youth a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the rights and responsibilities, duties and privileges of American citizenship.
Without each of you being actively engaged in supporting all elements of the program it will likely fail to measure up to the highly esteemed position it warrants on the mantel. More importantly our failure to push this program through its completion each year will result in a less educated therefore less capable society. Each one of us has a unique opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact on fellow Americans. Fortunately those that we’ll impact the most are the very ones that will mature to lead our State and Nation in every respect imaginable and they will always remember the moment and the people that gave them the opportunity.
Will you stand in support of the Great Americans that started the program and with the many Great Americans that continue in their stead? The choice is clear and our nation deserves nothing less than our best effort. Please get involved and reach out to as many boys and their parents as you can to encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity
The program will take place on June 8 – 12th, 2020 at Weber State University. On line registration will begin on January 1, 2020 and run through April 30, 2020.
“…Often-times it’s through quiet, diligent and stead-fast dedication to a cause that we make the most impact...”
President American Legion Utah Boys State