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Event Planning

For The American Legion, defining the term "public relations," with the words "communication" and "service" seem appropriate. The National Public Relations Division, with offices in Indianapolis, and the Media Relations Manager in Washington, D.C. are responsible at the national level for providing both communication and service to Legion audiences.

Materials generated by the Public Relations Division for the intended use by Departments and Posts in a variety of special campaigns and programs, are available here.

Veterans Service Days

A complete guide on organizing, planning and holding Veterans Service Days in your district. The guide includes a media package for your use.

Objectives:

1. To raise public awareness of veterans’ issues to garner attention and support by the public and promote the advocacy of The American Legion.

2. To stimulate grass roots activism in engaging The American Legion family, veterans and their families and the general public in participating in the legislative process by communicating their support of veterans’ issues with legislators.

3. To conduct Veterans Service Days in districts at public locations where service officers can provide assistance, information and support to veterans regarding claims, benefits, rights, and employment assistance.

Download Guide (Word document)

Download Ad Slick (editable)

A Day To Remember: A Community Commemoration in Remembrance of September 11th, 2001

Download the September 11th Planning Guide

Day To Remember Ads

Hold a 9-11 "Freedom Walk"

If your post is looking for a unique way to mobilize and engage your community in remembering the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, consider organizing a local Freedom Walk.

Every year, the Dept. of Defense has held a commemoration for the victims, survivors and their families and a recognition for our military men and women serving our nation. Last year on 9-11, DoD organized the first "America Supports You" Freedom Walk that began at the Pentagon and culminated on the Nation Mall. More than 15,000 people, including family members of the 9-11 victims, members of Congress, administration officials, federal workers, corporate employees, civic organizations, and citizens from around the country walked to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9-11 and to thank our veterans, past and present, for protecting our freedom.

This year, DoD will again hold a Freedom Walk in Washington; however, they are encouraging cities across our nation to do the same to create an appropriate experience for communities to strengthen one another and show support to those personally affected by 9-11.

Who better than Legionnaires can coordinate and motivate their towns to commemorate this important remembrance.

For information on organizing a Freedom Walk in your community, visit the DoD website: www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil/freedomwalk.

If your post will organize a walk, be sure to register on the website and your Legion Post's effort will be posted on the DoD website.

High Resolution Print Quality Download Materials

9-11 Fund Flyer BW
9-11 Fund Flyer Color
Church Program BW
Church Program Color
Commemoration Program BW
Commemoration Program Color
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Small Ad Slick A B&W
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Small Ad Slick B with Text Field
Small Ad Slick B B&W
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Small Ad Slick C with Text Field
Small Ad Slick C B&W
Small Ad Slick C B&W with Text Field
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Small Ad Slick D B&W
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Medium Ad Slick with Text Field
Medium Ad Slick B&W
Medium Ad Slick B&W with Text Field
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Large Ad Slick Color
Large Ad Slick Color with Text Field
Large Ad Slick B&W
Large Ad Slick Solid Red American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund - BW
American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund - Color

Microsoft Word Files

Sample Event Press Release: (City) to Conduct 9-11 Remembrance Event
Press Release: Bell-Ringing To Begin ‘Patriot Day’ Sept. 11 Commemoration
Message Points
Suggested Post Commander's Remarks 2005
Suggested Program Agenda: Patriot Day - "We Will Remember" Sept. 11 Commemoration
Sample Media Advisory: (City), Legion to Conduct 9-11 Remembrance

Blue Star Salute - An Armed Forces Day Celebration

Emblem Sales items to support your local "Blue Star Salute" activities
Download the Blue Star Salute Planning Guide

Certificates of Commendation

National Commander, National Adjutant Signature
National Commander, National Adjutant, Post Commander Signature
Post Commander Signature

Post Commander, Unit President Signature
Post Commander, Unit President and Squadron Commander Signature

Certificates of Honor

National Commander, National Adjutant Signature
National Commander, National Adjutant, Post Commander Signature
Post Commander Signature
Post Commander, Unit President Signature
National Commander, National Adjutant Signature
National Commander, National Adjutant, Post Commander Signature
Post Commander Signature
Post Commander, Unit President Signature
Post Commander, Unit President and Squadron Commander Signature

Small Ads

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Large Ad

Large Ad Slick
Veterans Day Ad 2010 Color
Veterans Day Ad 2010 B&W

Radio Public Service Announcements

In addition to the following samples, a CD is available with variations on the spots for flexible customization and formatting for various situations. Contact the Public Relations Division to have the CD mailed to you. (Email: Public Relations or Phone: 317-630-1253)

60-Second Blue Star Salute event spot
60-Second Armed Forces Day/Legacy Scholarship

Television Public Service Announcements

For broadcast quality BetaSP format tapes to provide to your television station contact the Public Relations Division to have tapes mailed to you. (Email: Public Relations or Phone: 317-630-1253). Please provide the name of the broadcast outlet for which the tape is intended. Allow 7-10 days for delivery.

30-Second Blue Star Salute event spot
30-Second Armed Forces Day/Legacy Scholarship