Open your doors to the community

Posted On: Tuesday, 16 April 2024
Legion Family Day

American Legion Family Day is April 27. It’s a great day to gather as a Legion Family and share our mission with your community. This annual event — held on the last Saturday of April — was created through American Legion Resolution No. 7, accepted at the 2022 American Legion National Convention.

Legion Family members are encouraged to host events at their post homes. The activities you choose are up to you! Examples of past events include blood drives, dinners, and cook-outs. Use this day as an opportunity to open the doors to spread the news about who we are, what we do, and why we matter. Make sure to have membership applications available. 

This is also a great opportunity to bring awareness to the Be the One mission to reduce the rate of veteran suicide. You can find Be the One materials here

In addition to inviting the public, make sure your local media knows about your event. The American Legion has created a sample press release to help with this. 

We’d love to hear about what your post home does for the day. Email us at 

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.