We wanted to invite your department to participate in the ALA Foundation’s #GivingTuesday Department Challenge!
From now until #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, we will be accepting donations to the ALA Foundation via this link: https://donate.legion-aux.org/
The winner will be announced on ALA National Headquarters social media.
Now its up to you! Spread the word among your units and members in your department. Remember, only donations made through this link: https://donate.legion-aux.org/
Thank you for your participation, and remember, 100% of every gift given to the ALA Foundation goes directly to supporting veterans, military, and their families.
Thank you for all you do for our nation’s heroes.
ALA Foundation Board Member
2020-2021 Department of Florida Approved Budget
National has made changes to some of the award dates making them a two year award. Below is the spreadsheet with all the information
National Poppy Day
On May 24, pay tribute to fallen warriors and today’s military and veterans by proudly wearing a poppy
The American Legion Family will commemorate the third annual National Poppy Day® – held the Friday before Memorial Day – this Friday, May 24.
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.