The American Legion, "American Legacy Scholarship"
The opportunity to attend college shouldn't be out of reach for children left behind when a parent serving the U.S. Military dies while
on active duty. That's why The American Legion started the "American Legacy Scholarship" - to provide scholarships for children of
active duty service men and women killed on or after Sept 11, 2001.
The Legion would like us to put together rides and events across the country on September 11 of each year to help raise funds for
Most of us can remember where we were and exactly what we were doing on September 11, 2001. It affected us all-and several years
later, we are still engaged in a war on the terrorism that came to our shores that day. The young men and women serving in uniform
and their families deserve our help. This is just one of the ways we can do it.
And, since The American Legion is asking for our help, this is surely a way for us to show what an asset the ALR is to the American
It is best to memorialize those who have perished as a consequence of the 9/11/01 attacks by planning an event for 9/11; however,
there is nothing to prevent anyone from planning an event on another date, or even from simply donating to the American Legacy
Scholarship Fund from our charity funds.