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POST EXCELLENCE AWARD CONTINUES
The Post Excellence Award program honors posts that show
excellence in membership participation,
youth activities, community service, and support to
veterans and U.S. troops.
At the last Fall National Conference, there were some
made as to the requirements. Click on the following for the details
*Membership*. Post membership must be one member more than the
previous year, At least one post officer must attend district meetings.
*Youth activities* The post must sponsor and actively participate
in at least one primary youth program: Boys
State, Legion Baseball, the Oratorical Contest,
Boy Scouts of America, or Junior Shooting Sports.
*Consolidated Post Report* CPR's must be submitted
by July 1st. The American Legion's federal charter requires
the submission of an annual report to Congress on activities
for the year. MyLegion.org has made it simple for a Post to submit
its CPR in a timely manner.
*Sharing of Post History* The American Legion's Centennial
web page www.legion.org/centennial allows posts to convey its legacy
by sharing historical photos, videos and print material. For instructions
on how to create a post profile go to
*Community service* The post must organize a community
service project that involves members of the Legion
Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion. A monetary donation
must be only a part of a project.
*Service to troops or veterans* The post must organize a
project supporting troops or veterans ( example. Family
Support Network or Operation Comfort Warriors), that involves
members of the Legion, Auxiliary, or SAL outside
the post. A monetary donation may only be one part of a project.
*Certification* District commanders must certify posts
as having fulfilled the four specific criteria, and submit
a list of the post's name, number, address and
commander's name to department headquarters. If possible,
accompany with copies of press releases submitted to
local media that raises awareness for the projects and
enhance the Legion's public image.
*Awards* Each qualifying post, as well as district commanders
whose districts have at least 50 percent of posts
reach certification, will receive a certificate of recognition.
Veterans Still Serving America!