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Memorial Day speech available

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Memorial Day speech available

A guidelined speech for Memorial Day has been drafted by The American Legion’s Public Relations staff and made available on in Word-document.

The Legion’s PR staff releases speeches for patriotic national holidays – as well as for the organization’s birthday – as a way for Legionnaires to connect with their communities, or just observe the day with post ceremonies, and emphasize what The American Legion represents. They are not meant to be recited verbatim; members are greatly encouraged to amend them to taste and audience.

All posts are encouraged to upload recaps and photos of their Memorial Day celebrations and other community activities to the blog Legiontown USA. Legiontown is a place for Legionnaires to tell the stories of all the good they do, every day, and to see how other Legionnaires across the country are doing the same.

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Paul Curtis

May 24, 2015 - 8:06pm

The "Word-Document" link on this webpage does not work and finds no record of the document. Thought someone would like to know. You may want to think about filtering URLs so references to your own sight are allowed as a means of helping you identify issues. Thanks for all that you do for all of us. Paul Curtis Past Commander AL Post 291 Newport Beach, CA


May 20, 2015 - 5:47pm

Here is the correct document link (after the legion address, as they don't allow full links): /documents/legion/word/2015_md_speech_0.doc


May 20, 2015 - 6:01pm

For both pdf and doc links it was on this page: /publications/160982/memorial-day-speech Hope this helps.

Ralph Rotter, Commander Post #18, NV

May 20, 2015 - 5:13pm

Unable to download Memorial Day speech

Monica Lockwood

May 20, 2015 - 3:13pm

Could not get Memorial day speech - Thank you

Carman Gee

May 20, 2015 - 8:06am

Unable to open Memorial speech. Please send speech in word document ASAP please.

CDR 148 WA

May 19, 2015 - 2:37pm

Will not link or download


May 14, 2015 - 11:59pm

it will not download - any help appreciated - speech to be given on Memorial Day


May 19, 2013 - 7:23pm

Writing a memorial day speech for the American Legion in my home town.

Pat Mann-Svoboda

May 17, 2012 - 1:15am

I have used these speeches a number of times for Memorial and Veterans day events. I am able to download the PDF file,but there is no "hot-link" for the word file, which would be very helpful as I adjust the speech for my audience.

donald gorsett

May 5, 2012 - 7:04pm

very good. I will use it, with variations to fit the local memorial day event. thank you


May 3, 2012 - 7:44am

Can't get it to downloud

Edwin Mount

April 30, 2012 - 4:37pm

Will use on Memorial Day

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