2023 Memorial Day speech available online
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2023 Memorial Day speech available online

On Memorial Day, the American Legion Family will honor the more than 1 million men and women who have lost their lives defending America since the Revolutionary War. An American Legion Memorial Day speech for 2023 is available for American Legion departments, districts and posts to use for Memorial Day events.

The speech is available here. 

The speech is not meant to be recited verbatim; members are greatly encouraged to amend it to taste and audience.

American Legion posts are encouraged to upload recaps and photos of their Memorial Day celebrations and other community activities to Legiontown.org. Legiontown is a place for Legionnaires to tell the stories of all the good they do, every day, and to see how other Legionnaires across the country are doing the same.