Fall Conference Highlights Now Available
Fall Conference Highlights
Let’s All Do Good App for more information click here
Take a Knee Reading by Jacqueline Moody click here
Message from the Department President Michele DeGennaro click here for letter
Ladies, Units and Districts that want to help with Hurricane Michael Relief please see email below. I have personally been in contact with Pam along with District President Nanette Sullivan. Any help is appreciated!
I am currently planning a Legion Family Thanksgiving Dinner for all of the Legion members affected by Hurricane Michael, including Post 392, 375 and 356. In addition, on December 15, Post 392 will be hosting a Children’s Christmas Party for our Legion Children and Youth as well as those from the other Posts affected. On Christmas Day, again, a Legion Family Christmas Dinner. We have to make sure that we can provide a little bit of “normal” to our Legion Family and our Children and Youth.
I am also working with two teachers from Tyndall AFB Elementary School that was heavily damaged during the storm. The teachers need to be able to get supplies for the classrooms that were destroyed. I have also asked them to help me identify any children who may have needs for Christmas. Many of these Tyndall families lost everything and they are struggling with finding housing. With the holidays approaching, it is important that we help our Military Families as much as possible.
I also have a contact at St Andrews Baptist Church, where they are feeding up to 300 families a day. I know they are in need as well.
Any help the Auxiliary can give to me as I try to help our Veterans, our local Posts that have been devastated in this storm, our Active Duty Members and our Community is appreciated. Gift Cards and cash is really what we need the most. As I get a list of items needed, we could also support struggling local business at the same time as we help our Community.
Veterans Serving Veterans while Serving our Community.
All donations can be made to Department Headquarters and will be distributed as earmarked. For more info: Contact Patty MacDonald at email@example.com
National Poppy Day
On May 25, pay tribute to fallen warriors and today’s military and veterans by proudly wearing a poppy
The American Legion Family will commemorate the second annual National Poppy Day® – held the Friday before Memorial Day – this Friday, May 25.
We’ve come a long way since The American Legion Family adopted the poppy as its memorial flower in the early 1920s. Since then, the blood-red icon has become an enduring symbol of honor for the sacrifices of our veterans from the battlefields of Europe in World War I to today’s global war on terror. In 2016, both The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary passed resolutions in support of declaring the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day. The American Legion Auxiliary raises nearly $4 million each year distributing poppies throughout the nation, with 100 percent of the funds raised going directly to help veterans, active-duty military, and their families.
With YOUR help, support of National Poppy Day can grow even stronger! Donate to your local ALA unit when you see members distributing poppies in your community, contact your local media and share with them the significance of the poppy and National Poppy Day, or simply wear a poppy in remembrance of those who fought and died for our freedom and those still protecting it today. However you decide to honor our veterans and military, your participation is critical to ensure National Poppy Day is a success this year and every year.
Posting poppy activities on social media? Be sure to tag each post and photo using #PoppyDay and #LegionFamily! Your posts may be featured in national ALA media.
Learn more about National Poppy Day and discover ways to get involved here.
Have you signed up for the Abenity discounts, an Auxiliary member perk?
If you haven’t, you are missing out! We strongly urge you to sign up today. Save money on travel, entertainment, shopping and more. Some of our members even found discounts for LEGOLAND here in Florida.
Abenity Discount Program – Discounts include but are not limited to:
- Amusement Parks
- Movie Tickets
- Car Rentals
- Concert Tickets
- Retail Stores
For more information visit www.ALAforVeterans.org, Members Only*, and Member Benefits Tab *ALA members must have a login and password for the members’ only section of the national website to access member benefits information.