Even though this Auxiliary Year is rapidly coming to a close, we cannot forget that membership is vital to the efforts of our great organization. Please continue to not only collect renewals, but also to actively seek out new members.
As both The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary approach our upcoming 100th anniversaries, we have teamed up on a major patriotic project to honor Old Glory. The Legion and Auxiliary are joining forces on a multi-media campaign to honor the US Flag, including preparing a special collector’s edition flag bookazine (a softbound book similar in type to the ALA Annual Convention Guide) entitled: “Indivisible: The Story of Our Flag.” The cover will be co-branded with both our emblems. This full-color bookazine, scheduled to be 112 pages, will include stories on the flag’s meaning and revered importance. The $9.95 bookazine will be available on newsstands in November 2015, but you can pre-order copies today from Emblem Sales. Just go to the Legion’s national website homepage (www.Legion.org) to click on the link to Emblem Sales, and then in the Emblem Sales search box put: Indivisible-The-Story-of-Our-Flag.
Remember, it was The American Legion that convened and led a 1923 conference involving civic organizations, military personnel, government entities, educators and others to begin creating a set of rules for flag display and etiquette. In 1942, that set of guidelines was passed by Congress and became the U.S. Flag Code. The Legion Family remains the nation’s foremost authority on the Stars and Stripes, and patriotic Americans and organizations look to the Legion and Auxiliary for information about the flag and flag etiquette.
It’s great that The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary are working together on this project as part of our Centennial Celebration plans. You, too, can participate! A social media is now underway. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users can post photos and expressions of what the flag means to them by using the hashtag #MyUSFlag. Users of Pinterest can pin photos of the flag to the Auxiliary’s or the Legion’s Pinterest page. Submissions can also be posted at www.legion.org/legiontown under the heading “My U.S. Flag.
” Our nation’s Flag is integral to everything The American Legion Family does. In the spirit of ALA Centennial Plan Goals 5,2,and 1, thanks for all you do for the American Legion Auxiliary and for helping teach others about all the US Flag represents!
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In an effort to reach even more of our members, the National Headquarters has put together a friendly competition between departments to see who can collect the most email addresses of our members.
The department that shows the greatest percentage increase of member email addresses, entered into ALA MIS between March 3rd and August 2nd, will be the recipient of 500 Poppy Bags from USAA.
Sharon's Installation as National President of the American Legion Auxiliary will be held on September 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. An Open House/Party will be held from 4 - 7 p.m.. Watch for further information.