Honoring and remembering our nation’s heroes

Posted On: Tuesday, 02 May 2023

May is a special month for American Legion Family members and all Americans to show appreciation to servicemembers, veterans, military spouses, and remember those who gave their lives protecting our freedoms. May is Military Appreciation Month and includes several military holidays like National Poppy Day® and Memorial Day. 
National Poppy Day falls on the Friday before Memorial Day (May 26 this year). Many ALA units already have plans, but if you don’t, there is still time! If you don’t have a lot of resources, think of something small (but impactful) like a table outside your post home or in front of a local business. You can find printable resources at www.ALAforVeterans.org
We’ve heard from several units across the country about their Poppy Program activities and how National Poppy Day and Memorial Day provide an opportunity to educate the public about our nation’s veterans, military, and their families. There's still time! Let us know what your plans are

By Jennifer Donovan 

ALA Mission

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.