Across America, posts are encouraged to obtain a proclamation making September 16, “American Legion Day,” signed by the city or town mayor/manager. Departments can obtain a similar document from their governor. Invite the media to cover post events that celebrate and highlight your post’s programs and the Four Pillars of The American Legion. A post open house, charity fundraiser, disaster preparedness demonstration/lecture, 5k American Legion Run for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, or other community awareness activity on American Legion Day will enable the community to recognize and support your post’s service. In keeping with the theme, events should be family friendly with invitations to the local military community including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members and their families.