‘Be the One Days’ start June 1

‘Be the One Days’ start June 1

June 1 kicks off “Be the One Days” – a resolution passed by the National Executive Committee during the American Legion’s Spring Meetings earlier this month that calls on Legion Family members to gear up and bring awareness to the Legion’s Be the One veteran suicide prevention initiative.

On the first day of every month, Resolution 13 urges Legion Family members to wear a Be the One item to show their commitment to reducing the stigma around mental health issues among veterans and servicemembers. And to start a conversation about what Be the One is and how to save the life of a veteran. Legion posts should also promote Be the One on the first day of every month.  

“We ask that all American Legion Family members wear a Be the One item … anything that signals your personal commitment to ‘Be the One’ to save one veteran,” said American Legion Marketing Commission Chairman Paul Evenson during his report to the NEC at Spring Meetings. Be the One Days is “a great way to keep awareness high about this important issue all year long.” 

To kick off “Be the One Days,” wear your Be the One gear on Thursday, June 1. You can purchase a Be the One shirt or tack through American Legion Emblem Sales.  

For American Legion posts, there are many resources available to use to promote Be the One at the resources web page. These resources include Be the One posters, customizable brochures, a banner, wallet cards and more. To help in your promotional efforts, this video is a great tutorial of how a Legionnaire in Arizona used Be the One promotional materials at his post’s successful event.  

We want to see your support of Be the One Days. You can share at legiontown.org under the Be the One category. 

You can make a donation to Be the One here. You can also mail a check made payable to “American Legion Charities, Note: Be the One.”

Mail to: 

American Legion Charities

Be the One

P.O. Box 7077

Indianapolis, IN 46207