"Family First" is the theme for American Legion National Commander Denise H. Rohan. And what better way to recognize America's families than during National Family Week, Nov. 19-25.
American Legion Family members can initiate and engage in local activities during National Family Week that promote, encourage and celebrate healthy families and communities.
Legion post's can host a family-friendly festival that includes fun children-specific activities such as face painting, bounce houses and games; conduct a community family project; invite families to a meal at the post to initiate strong communication; or host a military appreciation event.
As for military families, posts can communicate with local military families about the needs they may have if a loved one is deployed.
There are Legion-supported organizations you can work with during National Family Week that may have resources that you can use to support your week of activities.
These organizations include:
Focus on the Family ( www.family.org)
Alliance for Children and Family ( www.alliance1.org)
Administration for Children and Families ( www.acf.hhs.gov).
Download the Legion’s “National Family Week” brochure for further assistance at www.legion.org/publications.