American Legion Baseball teams are encouraged to observe a moment of silence before games on June 2 in recognition of Lou Gehrig Day, through American Legion Resolution No. 6 adopted at the 2021 National Executive Committee’s Spring Meetings.
Major League Baseball is starting an annual tradition of observing Lou Gehrig Day on June 2 to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and those afflicted with the debilitating disease that affects the nervous system. Through its American Legion Baseball program, The American Legion is following suit with MLB as an opportunity to bring greater awareness to the connection of ALS and military service.
A speech is available for American Legion Baseball teams to use for Lou Gehrig Day events. The speech is available here.
Teams planning to commemorate Lou Gehrig Day this year are encouraged to share those plans with National Headquarters. Please email email@example.com or share your plans on Legiontown.org in advance so we can plan potential coverage. And don’t forget to share your event afterwards on Legiontown.