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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

Mission Statement
 

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.
 

 

Purpose

In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:

- To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families

- To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion

- To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship

- To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy

- To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and    patriotism in government

- To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities

- To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

 

Why Join?

The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.

 

Who may join?

A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.

The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.

Step relatives are also eligible.

Eligibility Dates

World War I April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918

World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

US Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 – August 15, 1945

Korea June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975

Lebanon & Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984

Panama December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990

Presently August 2, 1990 – present