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Share your Veterans Day plans with us

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With Veterans Day less than six weeks away, many American Legion posts are well into planning for various ceremonies and events. Once again, The American Legion National Media & Communication Division is looking for potential coverage opportunities.

If your post, district or department is in a Veterans Day event, please share it with us. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with details that include the time, date, location and what the event will entail. We’ll be looking for events to cover in person; other events will be featured in an advance Veterans Day story and follow-up after the events have concluded.

Posts, districts and departments also are encouraged to share stories and photos of their Veterans Day events on Legiontown. And remember that if you are conducting an event and in need of a speech, we have one available for download. The speech is not meant to be recited verbatim; members are greatly encouraged to amend them to taste and audience.

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Did you know?

A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.