To recognize and reward the positive actions of our children and youth, the American Legion Auxiliary has two special national awards bestowed to youth nominated by units.
The Youth Hero Award recognizes someone less than 18 years of age who performs a heroic act of physical bravery. The Good Deed Award is for youths 18 years of age or younger who have contributed in a special way to society through community service.
To recognize and reward the positive actions of our children and youth, the Auxiliary bestows two special national awards to youth nominated by local units. The Youth Hero Award recognizes someone under 18 years of age who performs a heroic act of physical bravery.
The Good Deed Award is for youths under 18 years of age who have contributed in a special way to society through community service. Read more…Download Youth Hero/Good Deed Award Form (pdf)
The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation was created in 1954 to provide other nonprofit organizations with the means to educate the public about the special needs of children, particularly advocating preventive solutions. The Auxiliary supports this organization monetarily and promotes its mission in partnership with The American Legion and Sons of The American Legion. Learn More...
Kids of Deployed are Heroes 2 (KDH2) is an initiative honoring military children who may be experiencing a separation from one or both parents, whether deployed to a war zone, having a short tour or on an extended temporary duty assignment. Recognition buttons or stickers with “I’m a Hero 2” can be distributed to these kids to recognize their sacrifices.
KDH2 buttons may be ordered through a commercial vendor or made yourself. You can download a file for KDH2 with instructions here. To order Proud Parents/Grandparents buttons, click here for the order form.
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