NALPA: What's coming

Honoring and remembering. May is an important month for The American Legion Family. Posts and units should be coordinating plans to promote remembrance activities on their social media pages now. For example, a post can create an event on its Facebook page and invite followers to attend. Auxiliary units could post photos of poppies and invite followers to share them virtually.

Flag Day, June 14. If your post coordinates a flag retirement ceremony around June 14 - or any other time - it’s advisable to spread the word through social media, as well as preparing a news release for your local media.

Boys State/Nation and Girls State/Nation. Posts and units are encouraged to coordinate with their Boys and Girls State representatives on social media. Ask participants to provide photos of their experiences, which you can share via your Facebook pages.

PTSD awareness. June is PTSD awareness month, a great time to connect with younger veterans and let them know how the Legion can help.