Time to recognize educators and celebrate military families

The American Legion has a commitment to education, believing a strong education program is vital to instill a sense of personal obligation and responsibility in today’s youth. This week is American Education Week, an opportunity to recognize those who are making a difference in providing quality education to today’s youth.

During American Education Week, Legion posts can:

- Honor educators by presenting a certificate of appreciation.

- Exhibit student work and special projects within the post.

- Sponsor a poster, art or essay contest for students.

For more information on ways to support American Education Week, click here.

Next week families are celebrated for National Family Week, Nov. 24-Dec. 1.

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.

American 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.

Download The American Legion’s National Family Week brochure for further assistance.

Share on www.legiontown.org how your post supported American Education Week and National Family Week.