With social distancing efforts in place to slow down the pandemic, Memorial Day parades and events are getting canceled. Some of those cancellations include American Legion-coordinated events. For American Legion departments, districts and post still able to provide Memorial Day honors – whether that’s in person, through online virtual communication or an email from leadership – an American Legion Memorial Day speech for 2020 is available to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by men and women in the armed forces.
The speech is available at www.legion.org/publications under Media and Communications.
American Legion members can share how they honored Memorial Day by submitting a post on www.legiontown.org. Also, a reminder that we’re asking our American Legion Family members – and those outside of the organization – to share with us the names of those you will honor and remember on Memorial Day. Our plan is to compile a list and then begin sharing them regularly via our social media channels over Memorial Day Weekend.
Here’s what we need:
- The servicemember’s name, along with the submitter’s relationship to the servicemember;
- Year entering and year leaving the military;
- Branch of service; and
- A photo of the servicemember, either in uniform or civilian clothes.
Information can be submitted via Legiontown through the category Virtual Memorial Day.
Submissions will be shared via Facebook and Twitter starting May 22. Follow along either social media platform using the hashtag #VirtualMemorialDay.