National Security

  American Legion Auxiliary
D
epartment of Virginia Program Action Plan
National Security Program 2021-2022
NationalSecurity@vaauxillary.org

Fun Facts
In 1973, with the still-active Vietnam War, the delegates passed two Resolutions tothe National Convention. One to continue supporting the National League of Families and declare Memorial Day 1974 as a day to shout to Congress to “Get Our Men Home.”

The National Security Committee has remained continuous with the program. In 2015, the new ALA Military Readiness Action Guide was launched. It provideurce to locate services for active-duty, reservists, and NationalGuard members.

What is the purpose of National Security?
The program promotes a strong national defense by creating and volunteering in programs that strengthen our veterans, military, and families. We can accomplish this by contacting the local USO in person or by telephone or going to www.operationgratitude.com.

How can we accomplish this as we move forward into 2021 to 2022?
By continuously hosting programs that (1) support the emotional and social needs of our active military, reserves, transitioning military service members and their families (2) promote and volunteer at job fairs, serve a mentor, and work with our local Chamber of Commerce, and assisting in empowering women programs and (3) Create Yellow ribbons and display them throughout the communities (4) Present Blue Star banners to families in honor of their soldiers and present Gold Banners to the families in memory of their soldiers.

We are not required to submit a Mid-Year Report HOWEVER a Annual Report will be due! Please document your monthly activities so you can submit the best Annual Report EVER!

Conclusively we can add our thumbprint to any suggested ways, please remember pictures speak volumes, please take and send them to me often. Let’s move forward with a renewed purpose for “Service and not-Self!”

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
— Maya Angelou


“For God and Country”

NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE

 Chair:  Dr. Deborah Blanch
 Vice Chair:  Julie Coates
 Advisor: Susan Lee, PDP

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