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Troop Welcome Home/Send-Off Events

Many Auxiliary units and Legion posts are actively involved in their communities welcoming our troops home. Here are some ideas on how you can help:

  • Seek out servicemembers returning to your community, and make it a major event
  • Organize community-wide ceremonies on holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day
  • Host activities in the local Legion Family post (dinner or an awards ceremony)
  • Organize "Support Our Troops Night" at local sporting events
  • Line the streets with U.S. flags, Blue Star Banners, yellow ribbons, and yard signs
  • Develop a public relations plan to get the event publicized in newspapers, radio, or TV
  • Arrange speaking engagements for servicemembers at schools
  • Present returning troops with certificates of recognition

“I am proud to be an ALA member. Through its programs, the Auxiliary gives me the opportunity to educate myself about how to help veterans, the troops, their families, and my community,”
Maria Moss, member of ALA Unit 149, and American Legion Riders – Chapter 149, both in Las Vegas.




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