Both National and The American Legion Department of Indiana is proud to announce that it will be hosting a Statewide membership drive-around from Sunday, October, 7th – Wednesday, October 10th, called Operation: Race to 100.
The mission of Operation Race to 100, is to conduct a four-day, statewide tour featuring National and Department level leadership and showcasing American Legion Posts within each of the 11 Districts of the Department of Indiana.
The purpose of this drive-around is to raise community awareness of The American Legion Mission; to provide an opportunity for National and State level leadership to visit with local Post and District level leaders and volunteers; to celebrate 100 years of American Legion history.
Any changes at the Post level must be communicated to Acting Department Adjutant John Crosby at 317-630-1264 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org in a timely matter to allow for adjustments to be established and communications made.
District Commanders are strongly encouraged to meet the official party at each post within their District and are welcome to meet at neighboring Districts as well.
Posts are encouraged to invite their local community leaders, law enforcement and firefighters, elected officials, and media.
The Department Communications Office has drafted an editable media advisory that can be tailored to each respective post to be released inviting local media and raising awareness of our visits to each community. Additionally, progress will be recorded and posted to the Department website and social media outlets along the route in real time.
All participants, both of the official party, leadership, and membership are encouraged to share their experience through images and captions on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #WeChangeLives so that the Department communications office can track and share on the Department website www.indianalegion.org, in the Hoosier Legionnaire, and on Department social media.
Post Resources for Operation: Race To 100
If your post is on the list of stops on Operation: Race To 100, we have created a draft press release and dignitary invitations below. Each can be tailored to your local Post's contact information. Click on the buttons below to download.