July 2019 eNews & eBulletin
Legacy bricks installed at ALA National Headquarters
Earlier this year, the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation rolled out a legacy brick campaign offering the public an opportunity to order engraved bricks placed at the entrance of the ALA National Headquarters building. Installation of 585 personalized bricks was completed in June. The project raised more than $100,000 for the ALA Foundation’s Mission Endowment Fund. These generous gifts from donors will be used to support veterans and youth through ALA programs. Thank you to everyone who took part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! See the finished project by clicking here to watch a video. 
Show your love by giving monthly to ALA
Your love for our veterans and military is second nature. Showing your support can be just as automatic. Setting up a monthly gift is convenient, customizable, and cost effective. Most importantly, monthly gifts ensure a steady source of support for the American Legion Auxiliary’s programs supporting our veterans, military, and their families. Start your monthly gift today by following this link
ALA In the Know eBulletin
Click here to stay updated with July reports and timely articles from ALA national committees, programs, and activities: 100th Anniversary Committee, ALA Girls Nation, Americanism, Community Service, Education, Junior Activities, Leadership, Legislative, Membership, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation.
Auxiliary centennial media toolkit available
The year was 1919. Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States, Prohibition began, but most importantly, the American Legion Auxiliary was founded to support The American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. Today, more than 600,000 members from all walks of life represent the ALA’s mission of service toward our veterans, military, and their families. On Nov. 10, 2019, the American Legion Auxiliary will officially celebrate its 100th anniversary. It’s time to showcase our legacy! Promote your ALA centennial events and activities by using the 100th anniversary media toolkit available for download here.  
A time to celebrate! The American Legion Auxiliary's 99th National Convention
Our 99th National Convention will be held Aug. 23-29 in Indianapolis. Attendee information such as delegate deadlines, agenda, resolutions, hotel locations, and more is being finalized, but check the national website  regularly for more information, as documents and downloads are updated frequently. While in Indianapolis, we invite you to tour ALA National Headquarters. If you can’t attend, we will be livestreaming parts of convention. Stay tuned to ALA media for details.
73rd ALA Girls Nation coming up!
One hundred high school girls soon will be arriving in Washington, D.C., for the 73rd ALA Girls Nation, held July 20-27! Every summer since 1947, two high school juniors from each ALA Girls State program experience this unique opportunity to represent their state as “senators” at ALA Girls Nation. The program is a profound learning experience designed to teach the young women how the federal government operates. Senators will hold mock senate sessions, visit the White House, meet with their real-life state senators on Capitol Hill, participate in a community service project with U.S.VETS, visit Arlington National Cemetery where they will place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and tour D.C. monuments. You can follow ALA Girls Nation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Just search for @ALAGirlsNation.
The newly revised ALA Unit Guide Book  is available . The  ALA Unit Guide Book  can be purchased from American Legion Flag & Emblem Sales. Follow this link to order . A downloadable version is also available on the American Legion Auxiliary website for members. To access the  ALA Unit Guide Book  online, use your ALA membership ID number to create a free username and password to access the Members Only section of the national website at  www.ALAforVeterans.org
The American Legion Auxiliary has more than a dozen Facebook groups dedicated to our national ALA programs.  These closed groups are dedicated spaces where ALA members can share updates, photos, and messages with other members who share common interests in the Auxiliary’s national programs. If you are looking for insight on how to run a program, interested in learning more about what other units and departments do to reach veterans, or simply want to connect with ALA members around the world, join one of our many ALA Facebook groups.

This Amazon Prime Day, help the ALA Foundation.  Amazon Prime Day, a two-day event featuring deals, is July 15 and 16. But, before you shop, sign up for AmazonSmile through  this special link , select the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of every purchase you make to the ALA Foundation. There’s no added fee, no catch, and best of all, you’re supporting the ALA Foundation and the lives of our veterans, military, and their families by funding programs of the American Legion Auxiliary today and for future generations. 

Celebrate a century of service by ordering an American Legion commemorative coin. The American Legion centennial commemorative coin collection, available from the U.S. Mint, includes three coins – a silver dollar, a gold coin, and a half dollar. All surcharges received from the coins will support The American Legion’s services and programs. Follow this link for pricing information and to order.   
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ALA Membership
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ALA Centennial
It's time to get your ALA centennial celebration items!
The American Legion Legislative Alerts
The ALA supports the legislative agenda of The American Legion.
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Rental Cars
As an ALA member, save on everyday low prices when you rent from Alamo and National Rental Car conveniently located in major airports throughout the U.S.

American Legion Auxiliary members can save up to 20% at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts at over 9,000 participating hotels worldwide. 
USAA membership offers exclusive benefits, products, and discounts for U.S. military members and their eligible family members.
Claim these discounts and discover other benefits at: https://www.alaforveterans.org/Resources/Member-Benefits/
ALA Mission & Vision
Mission Statement
In the spirit of Service Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.

Vision Statement
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.