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Americanism Programs are high visibility programs. Most are designed to benefit America's young people who might be considered average and above. American Legion Boys States and Boys Nation are two such Americanism programs. Others include American Legion Baseball, the High School Oratorical Contest, and the Junior Shooting Sports Program. All are very competitive and highly structured.

Other recognizable programs falling under the Americanism Program are Boy Scout unit sponsorship, Get Out the Vote initiatives, Flag Education, and Education & Scholarship programs and information. The latter would include distribution of the Legion's financial aid handbook, "Need A Lift?", The American Legion Samsung Scholarship, and the Legion's Legacy Scholarship for the children of America's fighting men and women who died on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.  Community Service activities also fall under the Americanism category, and may include Adopt-A-Highway, Citizen Corps, Meals on Wheels to name but a few.  Check out the links below for more information on Americanism and Americanism Programs.

James E. Daly Americanism Award

2023 Essay Contest

Americanism Manual

Americanism Elements of Annual Consolidated Report


Blue Star Event Guide

Boys State

Flag Etiquette

For Which It Stands Activities


Scrapbook Contest

Pera Guide

Signing the Pledge

Vote America Guide



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