Legion Family Day is April 27

Legion Family Day is April 27

Is your post hosting an American Legion Family Day event?

The last Saturday of April is American Legion Family Day per Resolution No. 7, which encourages posts to open their doors to members of their community for the day to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Legionnaires, Sons of The American Legion members, Legion Riders and American Legion Auxiliary. The day is also an opportunity to bring awareness to the organization’s Be the One mission to reduce the rate of veteran suicide and destigmatize the need to ask for help. 

This year, American Legion Family Day is April 27. American Legion posts are encouraged to share details on their Legion Family Day events, either in advance or afterward, at legiontown.org. A Legion Family Day press release template is available here. Download the document, update it with your post’s details and submit it to your local media.

Last year, American Legion Post 24 in Lake Geneva, Wis., held a successful Legion Family Day event. Read more about it.

“We have never done an open house before, so Resolution 7 was the spark for that,” said Post 24 Adjutant Bob Miller last year during the event. “We were like, ‘we have to do it.’ People have seen the building coming for fish fries and fundraisers but not a real formal come in, learn about the post history, learn what our Legion Family does, learn that we are more than just a veteran’s group. Yes, we help veterans and support local veterans, but we also support the community at large.”