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