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.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. For both pdf and doc links it was on this page: /publications/160982/memorial-day-speech Hope this helps.
  4. Unable to open Memorial speech. Please send speech in word document ASAP please.
  5. it will not download - any help appreciated - speech to be given on Memorial Day
  6. 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.
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