Star Spangled Kids

Educating our children about American history is extremely important to our country’s civic health. “Star Spangled Kids” is the American Legion Auxiliary initiative to educate our youth about United States history, Americanism, and the U.S. Constitution.

ALA Units sponsor Star Spangled Kids activities in conjunction with local schools and youth groups. Some activities include:

  • Americanism Essay Contest
  • Unit Citizenship Awards presented to children and youth who have demonstrated the ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Bringing Veterans or servicemembers to local schools and youth groups to talk about what their service means to defending the ideals of the Constitution.
  • Distributing patriotic coloring books for children in primary grades.
  • Celebrating Constitution Day (also known as Citizenship Day) on September 17, the day set aside each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Distributing pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution for school children and/or ALA Junior Members.
  • Encouraging high school-aged students to use their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution by participating in The American Legion Oratorical Contest.

"Nothing I can ever do will truly be enough to say ‘thank you’ to them [veterans], but I can do my best by representing them through the American Legion Auxiliary.”
- ALA Junior member Ashlynne Jenkins of Unit 158 in DeWitt, Ark.




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