May 28 marks Memorial Day, the most solemn of patriotic holidays. The American Legion is preparing for the observance in several ways.
Legion personnel – and, for the first time as a group, American Legion Riders – will participate in Rolling Thunder’s 25th anniversary Run to the Wall. The Legion is an official sponsor of this year’s event. And National Vice Commander Milton G. Heifner, along with President Obama, will be present at the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Both events will take place in Washington, and legion.org will have coverage of the events next week.
To gear up for local observances, download the guidelined Memorial Day speech composed by the Legion’s Public Relations Division, and the customizable newspaper ads debuting this year.USAA, the Legion’s preferred provider for financial services, holds a yearly Memorial Day ceremony to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war. View promo below.