About the American Legion Auxiliary
Who Are We? Since 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary members have selflessly served to help veterans and their communities, promoting “Service not Self”. Each member recites the Preamble at each meeting to renew their pledge to service. As a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, you have the opportunity and the means to show your gratitude to the veterans who served our Country and their families in their time of need. Many United States veterans paid a very high price to retain the freedoms that we take for granted. The American Legion Auxiliary makes sure that they are remembered. The Auxiliary not only supports members of the American Legion, it is also a major source of volunteers working on behalf of veterans residing in Veterans Administration hospitals. Auxiliary members also contribute a great deal of time, effort and money to programs to help our veterans, our community and especially children. The feeling of satisfaction you receive from helping someone else cannot be measured. While contributing to your community and its veterans is the main reason that the American Legion Auxiliary exists, there are also practical benefits that you receive as a member. American Legion Auxiliary Membership Eligibility The mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter or grandmother of a current member of The American Legion. A female veteran who served during any of the conflicts listed below. A member of The American Legion. (Yes, women veterans can join both!) The mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter or grandmother of a deceased veteran who served during any of the conflicts listed below. (Eligibility also applies to step-relatives) Eligibility Dates World War I: April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918 World War II: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946 Korean War: June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955 Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 Grenada/Lebanon: August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984 Panama: December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990 Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 to the date of cessation of hostilities as determined by the Government of the United States.