Honoring and supporting the sacrifice of those who serve is the foundation of the American Legion Auxiliary’s mission. Although Auxiliary members are dedicated to helping our nation’s heroes every day, Veterans Day — Nov. 11 — is the one day set aside annually to specifically show gratitude for all of our veterans and servicemembers.
It’s impossible to compensate veterans for their great personal sacrifice, but we can honor them on Veterans Day by demonstrating our deep appreciation for all they’ve done. Traditionally, Veterans Day is observed with local parades, dinners, and celebrations, but there are countless other ways to show your appreciation to veterans on this special holiday, and now’s the time to start planning for them.
Beyond in-person events and volunteer activities, try giving back to veterans through kind words and artistic projects. These small acts of kindness come from the heart and will be treasured by our past servicemembers forever. Honor military veterans and educate our youth about the importance of Veterans Day this Nov. 11 with these craft ideas:
Popsicle stick flag
Get your Junior ALA members together to create these unique American flags for the veterans in your community. This craft is a fun way to educate Junior members of the significant sacrifice United States servicemembers have made and continue to make every day to ensure our freedom and safety. Junior members can present the finished flags to Legionnaires during Veterans Day celebrations.
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.