The American Legion has long recognized the family as the foundation of this nation. A guiding principle of The American Legion’s Children & Youth programs continues to be maintaining the integrity of the family. American Legion Family members can initiate and engage in local activities during National Family Week that promote, encourage and celebrate healthy families and communities.
National Family Week for 2018 is Nov. 18-24.
Legion posts can host a family-friendly festival that includes fun children-specific activities such as face painting, bounce houses and games; conduct a community family project; invite families to a meal at the post to initiate strong communication; or host a military appreciation event.
As for military families, posts can communicate with local military families about the needs they may have if a loved one is deployed.
There are Legion-supported organizations you can work with during National Family Week that may have resources that you can use to support your week of activities.
These organizations include:
Focus on the Family (www.family.org)
Alliance for Children and Family (www.alliance1.org)
Administration for Children and Families ( www.acf.hhs.gov).