The American Legion Family will launch National Poppy Day on Friday, May 26, as a way to honor U.S. servicemembers, from the battlefields of France in WWI a century ago, to today’s War on Terror.
Historically, Americans have worn poppies in observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day. While other nations honor veterans in in their own way, this year, Congress is poised to proclaim the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day in the United States. The inaugural National Poppy Day will be May 26, 2017.
American Legion Auxiliary members — proudly serving veterans, the military, and their families for nearly a century — are more than familiar with Memorial Day and the reasons for its observance on the last Monday of May. But did you know Congress passed The National Moment of Remembrance Act as an added way of honoring America’s fallen heroes?
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Through their varied works of art, veterans find healing, acceptance, and camaraderie as part of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, a program annually co-presented by the American Legion Auxiliary.
From coast to coast, members of the American Legion Auxiliary leave a lasting impact on veterans, active-duty military, military families, and their communities on a daily basis. We share just a few of the stories about how ALA members continue their legacy of making a difference.
The American Legion Auxiliary is launching a new academy training program this year in response to a member survey that encouraged the organization to develop more leaders as part of the ALA's 5-Year Centennial Strategic Plan.
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For more than two years, American Legion Auxiliary members have worked tirelessly to achieve the five goals of the ALA's 5-Year Centennial Strategic Plan. Going into the third year, it's crucial for all members to keep the momentum going.
Pride, democracy, patriotism, growth, inspiration, friendship, and empowerment best sum up the experience of ALA Girls Nation 2016. | 70 Years Later: Celebrating ALA Girls Nation
At the American Legion Auxiliary's 96th National Convention in Cincinnati, members of all levels connected, celebrated, and took care of business during the organization's 2016 official gathering.
After 15 years, American Legion Auxiliary members recall the terrorist attacks that changed our nation but helped us resolve to work harder on our mission to serve veterans, the military, and their families in a post-9/11 world.
Two ALA members from South Dakota are raising awareness about veterans and the Auxiliary as part of their platforms as pageant winners.
Hundreds of Auxiliary members are expected to gather for the annual American Legion Auxiliary National Convention in Cincinnati, including ALA members from all 50 states and several countries. We list seven great things to do at the convention, including learning more about the mission at workshops, hearing the stories of inspiring ALA members, exploring attractions and festivals in Cincinnati, and honoring those who give back.
Six veterans, who point out the need to change public perceptions of military servicemembers, share how they’re adjusting to civilian life.
In the wake of 9/11, three military caregivers share how they’re discovering ways to cope with a new way of life and their unique challenges.Read more
During the annual ALA Washington DC Conference, the Legion Family outlined key legislative priorities to address many of the challenges veterans face.
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The 2014 estimated value of one hour of volunteer service is $23.07, according to the Independent Sector, a coalition of charities, foundations, and corporations that publishes research important to the nonprofit sector. American Legion Auxiliary members have volunteered more than 10 million hours for a collective value of service to our veterans, servicemembers, and their families of more than $3.1 billion. That’s quite a global impact, and a powerful number that accentuates who we are, what we do, and why we matter!
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