The American Legion National Commander: “We Stand with the People of Orlando”

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett expressed support and
sympathy today for the people of Orlando, Fla., families of victims, law
enforcement officers, first responders and investigators after 50 were
killed and more than 50 were wounded early Sunday morning in what is
being called the worst terrorist attack in the United States since Sept.
11, 2001.

“As leader of the nation’s largest veterans service organization, I
extend my deepest condolences and prayers to the families who lost loved
ones in this horrific attack,” Barnett said. “We stand with the people
of Orlando. We stand in support of law-enforcement authorities and
emergency medical personnel on the scene. And we offer our deepest
sympathies to the families of those who were senselessly gunned down. We
understand that this case is defined as an act of terror influenced or
inspired by the Islamic State. Such a tragedy underscores our need, as a
nation, to stand strong in the war on terrorism as it continues to take
the lives of innocent people, one attack after another, around the
planet. We must do everything in our power to prevent any future such
acts from happening on U.S. soil and around the world. We must stand
united.”

Contacts

The American Legion
John Raughter, 317-630-1253