The Auxiliary's Americanism program promotes patriotism and responsible citizenship and strives to uphold and promote American ideals and the principles of democracy.
The goal of the Auxiliary's Americanism program is to educate every citizen on the fundamentals of American government, the Bill of Rights and the value of active, informed involvement in the home, in the Auxiliary organization and in the community. Most successful Americanism programs are cooperative efforts between an Auxiliary Unit and its community.
Contributions donated to the Spirit of Youth Fund by individuals, organizations and members' estates, benefit young people through such programs as the Americanism Youth Conference at Freedom's Foundation and the National President's Scholarship program.
The Citizens Flag Alliance is an apolitical, non-partisan confederation of organizations and individuals who wish to protect the United States flag from acts of physical desecration. The Citizens Flag Alliance's goal is to pass a Constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. The American Legion Auxiliary joined this effort in 1994 due to its belief that the flag is unique, deserving proper respect, care and protection
History of Pledge of Allegiance
United States Constitution
Pocket Flag Project
Get Out the Vote
Betsy Ross (Flag History)
Americanism Essay Contest
It's that time of year again...no not taxes but essay contest season! Americanism essay questions have been selected. Please click on the appopriate Group level you are in for rules and deadlines. Any questions regarding essays, please email Stephanie Janji.
GROUP I- Grades 4-5
Why Should We Stand As Our Flag Passes By?
GROUP II- Grades 6-7
Why Are We Called The Land Of The Free?
GROUP III- Grades 8-9
For God & Country- What Does It Mean?
GROUP IV- Grades 10-12
Americans: Learn From The Past, Live In The Present.
GROUP V- Children With Exceptional Needs
Why I Salute The Flag?
NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST
How Can I Show My Patriotism In My Community?
All essays are due by March 1st.