American Legion Bulletin

April 2019 eNews & eBulletin
April is Month of the Military Child
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child (#MOMC) to recognize the unique challenges that military children face and the sacrifices they have made. The American Legion Family publicly demonstrates our commitment to youth by hosting activities nationwide throughout the month of April. It’s not too late for your unit to host a Children & Youth event for the Month of the Military Child. Click
here to log in and see available resources to help your ALA unit and department get started. Be sure to share pictures of your events on social media with hashtags #AmericanLegionAuxiliary and #MOMC.
‘Purple Up’ on April 18
You can also support military children by wearing purple. Thursday, April 18, is “Purple Up! For Military Kids” day. Wearing purple is a way to thank and support our military youth for their sacrifices and strength. The color represents a mixture of all the military branches – blue for Air Force, green for Army, blue for Navy, red for Marines, and blue for Coast Guard. In addition to wearing purple, show your support on social media by posting a picture of yourself wearing purple and using hashtags #AmericanLegionAuxiliary and #purpleup.
ALA In the Know eBulletin
here to stay updated with April reports and timely articles from ALA national committees, programs, and activities: 100th Anniversary Committee, Auxiliary Emergency Fund, ALA Girls Nation, Americanism, Community Service, Constitution & Bylaws, Education, Junior Activities, Leadership, Legislative, Membership, Poppy, Public Relations, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
ALA centennial media toolkit coming soon
The ALA will turn 100 years old in November. To help units celebrate and spread the news about this milestone, ALA National Headquarters is creating a centennial media toolkit which will include event ideas, sample press releases, sample community proclamations, and more. Stay tuned to ALA media for more details.
National Poppy Day® is May 24!
A very special day for The American Legion Family, National Poppy Day honors the lives sacrificed in war. In 2017, Congress designated the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day. Several resources are available to help your unit prepare for the event – held on May 24 this year:
ALA Blog: Big stories in small reads
Are you part of the soaring number of people reading the ALA blog? We regularly post stories and quick reads as a valuable resource for both ALA members and nonmembers alike. These short, online articles feature stories about our members, good ideas for units, patriotic craft ideas and service projects, and much more.
Check it out today.
Are you following us on social media?
Get valuable information, learn about your fellow ALA members, and stay up to date an all the latest happenings in the American Legion Auxiliary. Follow ALA National Headquarters on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find out what’s new at NHQ, get ideas to share with your units, and see the inspiring things your fellow ALA members are doing. Just look for @ALAforVeterans to connect with us!
Widen your network with ALA Facebook groups
While you are on Facebook, join one of the ALA Facebook groups. The American Legion Auxiliary has more than a dozen groups dedicated to our national ALA programs! These closed groups are dedicated spaces where ALA members can share updates, photos, and messages with other members who share common interests in the Auxiliary’s national programs. If you are looking for insight on how to run a program, interested in learning more about what other units and departments do to reach veterans, or simply want to connect with ALA members around the world, join one of the many
ALA Facebook groups
You can support the ALA Foundation while shopping on Amazon. The next time you are shopping the online store, shop with AmazonSmile, the site’s charitable program. Simply sign in to Amazon through
this special link, select the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation, and just like that, Amazon donates 0.5 percent of every purchase you make to the ALA Foundation. There’s no added fee, no catch — and best of all, you’re supporting the ALA Foundation and impacting the lives of our veterans, military, and their families by funding programs of the American Legion Auxiliary today and for future generations. Bookmark this special
AmazonSmile link for your future purchases!
Watch our videos to learn more about the ALA! The American Legion Auxiliary’s YouTube channel is home to more than 80 videos about membership and success stories. Follow this
link to see our mission in action.
Share your posts and photos with us on social media @ALAforVeterans. ALA social media hashtags:
ALA Membership
Where does your department stand in Auxiliary Membership?
Click here to log in and view the latest reports.
ALA Centennial
It’s time to get your ALA centennial celebration items!
The American Legion Legislative Alerts
The ALA supports the legislative agenda of The American Legion.
SIRVA Mortgage
SIRVA Mortgage can save ALA members time and money on home purchase needs!
Bonus Drive
ALA members who purchase or lease a vehicle from participating auto manufacturers are eligible to receive an exclusive cash bonus, up to $500.
Download Flyer
here to visit our partner, USAA. USAA membership offers exclusive benefits, products and discounts for U.S. military members and their eligible family members.
ALA Mission & Vision
Mission Statement
In the spirit of
Service Not Self,
the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support
The American Legion
and 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.
Vision Statement
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.