Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary Advocates for Military Members and Their Families

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.

Vision Statement

The vision of The American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community, providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace, and security.

Purposes

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
Values

Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes:

  • Commitment to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, and Loyalty
  • Service to God, our country, its veterans, and their families
  • A tradition of patriotism and citizenship
  • Personal integrity and family values
  • Respect for the uniqueness of individual members
  • Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members
  • Adherence to the adopted policies and rules
Interested in becoming a member of the Auxiliary?
Eligibility Requirements for Membership:

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

  • Aug. 2, 1990, to Aug. 31, 2021 (Gulf War/War On Terrorism)
  • Dec. 20, 1989, to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
  • Aug. 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
  • Feb. 28, 1961, to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
  • June 25, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
  • Dec. 7, 1941, to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)
  • April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
The American Legion Auxiliary

The Auxiliary meets on the second Tuesday of every month, from September through June. Please contact us or stop in and see what we are all about!

Contact:  Sandy Steinmetz, President auxiliary@post10.org