Program Suggestions: A formal initiation meeting should be planned during January. Appropriate entertainment, and short speeches should precede the initiation ritual. Invite public officials, local civic leaders, American Legion dignitaries and members of the sponsoring post to attend. Study emphasis during the month should be devoted to "Citizenship" as required for point #2 of the Five-Point Program of Service.
January 1, New Years Day
January 19, Martin Luther King Birthday (Observed)
Program Suggestions: Through the observance of the birthdays of two great presidents this month, it is an appropriate time for a study of "Patriotism" and "Discipline" in both the Ten Ideals and Five-Point Programs. February is AMERICANISM MONTH!
February 1, Four Chaplains Sunday
February 2, Ground Hog Day
February 14, Valentine's Day
February 16, Scholarship Deadline
February 16, President's Birthday
February Washington Conference, Washington D.C.
Program Suggestions: This is the birthday month of The American Legion and an appropriate time to study "Legionism" covering such items as the organization and history of The American Legion, its national programs and local community service projects, as well as the Preamble to the SAL Constitution.
March - Oratorical Final -
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 20 - First day of Spring
Program Suggestions: The program of study for this month should emphasize "Leadership" as required for point number 4 of the Five-Point Program of Service. Also, those SAL members participating in the Ten Ideals Program should be using this time toward the successful completion of the ideals of "Courtesy" and "Reverence." April is Children & Youth Month
April 1 - April Fools Day
April 21-23- District I Convention-Lansing
April 24 - Arbor Day
Program Suggestions: The squadron should be an active participant in its sponsoring post's Memorial Day ceremonies. Members of the squadron should assist the post in decorating the graves of veterans. Memorial Day is the last Monday in May. Study emphasis this month should be given to "Patriotism" in both the Ten Ideals and Five-Point Programs, "Citizenship" in the Ten Ideals Program, and "Citizenship" and "Leadership" in the Five-Point Program of Service
April 20-May 1 -Spring N.E.C. & NMI-Indianapolis
May 8 - Mothers Day
May 22 - Veterans Assistance Day Armed Forces Day
May 30, - Memorial Day (Observed)
Program Suggestions: June 14 is Flag Day. The squadron should assist its sponsoring post whenever and wherever possible in the promotion of Flag display in the community. Special plans should be made for an impressive "Awards Night" for presentation of the Ten Ideals and Five-Star Awards which have been earned during the year. This "Awards Night" could be a part of a father-son banquet.
June 3-5 - American Legion Leadership College-Concordia
June 5-10-American legion Boys State-Manhattan, Ks.
June 5-10-American Legion Girls State-Lawrence, Ks.
June - Cadet Law-Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center-Salina
June 14 - Flag Day
June 19 - Fathers Day
June 21 - Summer Begins
Program Suggestions: Squadrons should cooperate with the sponsoring Post in observance of Independence Day, July 4!
July 4, - Independence Day (Observed)
July 10, - Deadline Consolidated Report Form
July 22-30 - Boys Nation-Washington D.C.
Program Suggestions: The month will be devoted mainly to outdoor activities and athletics. SAL members participating in the Ten Ideals Program may wish to show their proficiency in portions of the ideals of "Health" and "Training." Installation of squadron officers in many areas will take place during August.
August 11-16 - 90th Legion Baseball World Series
August 26-Sept 1 - National Convention (Cincinnati, OH.)
Program Suggestions: With the opening of a new school year, the squadron should turn its attention to occupations. Guest speakers may be invited to visit the squadron meetings to tell about the various occupations in which the SAL members may be interested. Septembe is National Preparedness Month.
September 5 - Labor Day (Observed)
September - Camp-O-Rama - Wakefield
September - State Fair - Hutchinson
September 11 - Patriot Day
September 16 - American Legion Day
September 16 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day
September 16-18 - National Children & Youth Conference-Indy
September 22 - Autumn Begins
September 23-25 - National Americanism Conference
September 25 - Gold Star Mothers Day
Program Suggestions: Squadrons may participate in the annual observance of American Education Week, during the month. October is National Disability/Employment Awareness Month.
October 15- Eisenhower Pilgrimage - Abilene
October 8-9- Fall National Executive Committee Meetings
October 12 - Columbus Day
October 31- Halloween
Program Suggestions: Veterans Day Observances: Squadrons should observe Veterans Day with appropriate ceremonies and through participation in the observances as planned by the sponsoring post. Study program during this month should emphasize Legionism with proper instruction provided by informed Legionnaires.
November 11- Veterans Day
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day
Program Suggestions: The squadron can be of valuable assistance to its sponsoring post in the performance of such services as distribution of Christmas baskets to needy families, helping in any seasonal charity fund raising drive, etc. Many posts plan special visitations to hospitalized veterans at this time.
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day
December 21 - Winter Begins
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 31 - New Years Eve