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.
To supervise and coordinate national committee activity;
To promote an understanding and appreciation of American
government, the rights and responsibilities of American citizenship, and
activity in the American way of life through youth activities, community
service, instruction of prospective citizens and legal immigrants, education
and educational facilities, and protection of the US. flag from physical
Such other purposes as may be assigned to it by the National
Department Chairman, John Tardy, 611 CR 126 Walnut, MS 38683