Eugene Greene, Sr.  Post & Auxiliary# 48
 

Supporting VeteransVeteran Families, and our Communty  

 

Girls State

June 17-23, 2018
Salem, OR

Auxiliary units in 50 states proudly host American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, an amazing week of learning focused on responsible citizenship and love for God and country. Students are assigned to mock cities where, divided into the “Federalist Party” and “Nationalist Party,” they are immersed into learning about the political process from dedicated volunteers, making sure the program’s nonpartisan governmental, patriotic and civic objectives are carried out with intense learning along with some fun. The program directors also stay vigilant about raising the girls’ awareness of the importance of service, particularly to our veterans, the military and their families. 
July 21-28,2018

Two girls are selected from each American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program to attend American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation, where they become “senators” who meet for week long immersive learning in Washington, D.C. After running for office, electing a mock U.S. Girls Nation President, and campaigning for the passage of mock legislation, the participants meet with real-life national government leaders.

The highlight of the week includes a visit to the White House where for most years, the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation senators have visited with the President of the United States.  Video


Eligibility

Young women who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and who have at least one more semester remaining are considered.



NATIONAL POPPY DAY

May 25, 2018

May 25 is National Poppy Day ®: Honor veterans’ sacrifice

National Poppy Day is a couple of weeks away – May 25 this year! Since the 1920s, ALA members have distributed millions of poppies annually across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist veterans, military, and their families in need. 

 Visit the National Poppy Day website for more information about this commemorative day and its history.

NATIONAL FLAG DAY
June 14, 2018

National Flag Day is when Americans celebrate the meaning of their nation's flag, honor the traditions associated with its care, and educate those around them to its significance. The Flag of the United States is to be honored and carries with it both history and tradition. 


 On June 14, 1777 the Flag Resolution was signed, making the current stars and stripes the National Flag of the United States of America. On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called for the nation-wide observance of Flag Day. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed congress' decree, making June 14th of each year National Flag Day.


The American Legion will collect worn flags to properly retire in a ceremony.  Contact AJ at (541) 777-1439 and one of our veterans will retrieve your flag.