American Legion Family members in Ohio recognize area residents for flying American flags in the community.
The American Legion Auxiliary creates opportunities that all Americans can do to show our respect and set positive examples of living as grateful, patriotic citizens.
The Auxiliary provides learning opportunities and instructional resources for important things every good citizen should know, such as learning about the Constitution and flying the flag on patriotic holidays. They also fold pocket flags to send to our troops overseas and present flags to local schools and businesses.
The American Legion played an important role in establishing flag etiquette standards before the passing of the first national codes in 1923 and continues to uphold these historical standards and provide flag education today. View Flag Etiquette
The American Legion Family strongly believes the U.S. flag is a symbol of our nation’s freedom and all that we hold in common as Americans, secured by military men and women who sacrificed so much for all citizens. That is why The American Legion continues to urge Congress to propose and approve an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.
Our interest is not to silence those who protest perceived injustices. Americans have the right to voice their views in respectful ways. And we are not alone in this belief. The U.S. House of Representatives has routinely passed such an amendment to protect the flag. Every state has endorsed such a resolution. And surveys show that a majority of Americans still agree that the flag should be protected. The proposed flag protection amendment is no infringement on the Bill of Rights. Instead, it is an exercise in the popular sovereignty the Bill of Rights was designed to protect. (Resolution No. 303, August 2016)
The Auxiliary is a member of the Citizens Flag Alliance and advocates for a constitutional amendment to protect the flag by supporting federal legislation and encouraging other people to do so.
The American Legion is a great resource for flag etiquette and display questions.
“I am proud to be an ALA member. Through its programs, the Auxiliary gives me the opportunity to educate myself about how to help veterans, the troops, their families, and my community,”
Maria Moss, member of ALA Unit 149, and American Legion Riders – Chapter 149, both in Las Vegas.