Share your American Legion Family Day plans with your local media

In a new video, SAL National Commander Don “JR” Hall encourages American Legion posts to not only participate in American Legion Family Day, but to publicize the event at the end of April.

“Get your local press to promote American Legion Family Day in advance and invite them to cover your event. We need to let the community know we are here to support them in addition to the veterans and their families,” Hall said.

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.

The National Executive Committee passed Resolution No. 7, American Legion Family Day at its Fall Meeting in October 2022. The resolution established an American Legion Family Day to be observed annually on the last Saturday of April — this year, that is April 27.

For Legion Family Day, posts are encouraged 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.

“No two posts will do it the same,” Hall said. “Some may have cookouts, welcoming the community to come in and visit the post. Others may have blood drives, dinners, or other events within their communities.”

American Legion Family Day also is an opportunity to bring community awareness to the organization’s “Be the One” initiative to reduce the rate of veteran suicide. 

Share your event

American Legion posts are encouraged to share details on their Legion Family Day events, either in advance or afterward, at