The Public Relations Commission communicates the organizational image, goals, programs and legislative positions of the Legion to national, regional and specialized media, corporate America, and the public.
Public Relations tools can be downloaded online and are also available in print, free upon request. The commission offers a wide array of media tools, including regularly updated suggested speeches for patriotic holidays, the Public Relations Handbook, event-planning guides, and various Legion information-campaign kits, as well as radio and TV public-service announcements.
A new PR-system tool kit includes all of the above components, as well as electronic venues such as website development, and a full array of fill-in-the-blank news releases, advisories, and letters to the editor and to community leaders. The package will include a print handbook, DVD, and hyperlinks to editable media products on master templates.
To date, more than $765,000 has been raised for Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW) since its inception in December 2008, to purchase items meant to improve the morale, welfare and recreation of wounded, injured or ill warriors in U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units around the world.
The commission continues to engage emerging communication technologies to provide the most accurate, timely information to veterans and their families, and help the Legion continue to stand as the pre-eminent voice of, and for, the American veteran.