National Security

  • kancityvideo
    Kansas City news story featuring American Legion Auxiliary National Security Program.

    By supporting activities that address the practical and emotional well-being of military servicemembers and their families, the Auxiliary’s National Security program hopes to ease the worries of those deployed so that they can focus on the monumental task of protecting our country. Auxiliary members step up and reach out to care for military families in very practical ways, such as assisting with their needs for child care and lawn work or by providing a listening ear to a stressed out spouse.

    Local Auxiliary units often collaborate with Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Operation Homefront, Operation Comfort Warriors, Heroes to Hometowns, POW/MIA Initiatives, USO affiliates, and ROTC/JROTC units as a means to care for our active duty military when serving, hospitalized, in transition, and as they return to civilian life.

    Purpose Statement
    To support our military and their families.

    Honoring the Troops

    Display Blue Star Banners in the window to show that someone in the home is serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
    Purchase banners for the families of deployed service-members as a gesture of support. Offer help to families displaying banners Honor those still missing with a POW/MIA Remembrance Service.

    We host programs recommended by the Department of Homeland Security that assist members and communities in preparing for and/or responding to natural or manmade disasters.

    Welcome-Home Events

    Our members do helpful things such as collecting coupons and sending them to overseas commissaries, hosting warm send-off and welcome-home events for our troops, providing servicemembers with pocket flags, and showing the gratitude of our nation by providing military families with Blue Star and Gold Star Banners. Download How to Plan a Send-Off or Welcome-Home Event.

    POW/MIA Remembrance Services

    The American Legion Family is dedicated to ensuring that America’s POW/MIAs be honored and recognized, not just memorialized. Legion efforts focus on the need to account as fully as possible for those still missing, alive or dead. An important way all Legion Family members create awareness and remembrance for this initiative is through conducting POW/MIA remembrance services at unit meetings and public events. Strong, united support by all Legion Family members is crucial to bringing all of our heroes home. Download How to Plan a POW/MIA Remembrance Service.

    Community Emergency Response Team

    Auxiliary members also assist our communities in times of natural and manmade disasters through Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) courses. These trainings prepare members to act as an emergency response resource in times of natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and blizzards, as well as during manmade disasters. The Auxiliary’s National Security program works collaboratively with the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division, in keeping with a standing agreement.

     

    The American Legion Family is dedicated to ensuring that America’s POW/MIAs be honored and recognized, not just memorialized. Legion efforts focus on the need to account as fully as possible for those still missing, alive or dead. An important way all Legion Family members create awareness and remembrance for this initiative is through conducting POW/MIA remembrance services at unit meetings and public events. Strong, united support by all Legion Family members is crucial to bringing all of our heroes home.

  • ALA members and volunteers step up to advance the mission! Our annual volunteer service is worth $1.85 BILLION! This past year:

    · Volunteered more than 8 million hours in mission service, with 6.6 million hours dedicated to serving veterans at home, in hospitals, and in shelters; and helping ¾ million active-duty military families
    · Raised and donated nearly $36 million for mission service, with more than $5 million raised from poppy program donations, nearly $3 million awarded in scholarships, and $1.8 million spent aiding military families

    THAT'S IMPACT!
  • MGoede
    National Security National Chairman
    Marie Goede
    Department of Minnesota

    nationalsecurity@ALAforVeterans.org
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