Service, Not Self

About

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1919 during the first National Convention of the American Legion. We are passionate about making a difference, answering the call of Service, Not Self.  You will find us is more than 9,500 local communities and in the USA and in 11 foreign countries.`

WHAT WE DO

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) members and volunteers step up to advance our mission of service to veterans, military, and their families.  Our annual volunteer service is worth nearly $2 Billion.

WHY WE MATTER

Making our communities better places in which to live is another core value put into action by ALA members every day across the country.  Whether hosting a stand down to bringing vital health and support services to homeless veterans, or coordinating a send-off or welcome-home event for a deployed military unit, ALA members and volunteers are continuously at work in their communities, demonstrating the compassion and heart we have for those who serve our country and protect our freedoms.

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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.

  • Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership

    Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the:

    (1) Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, daughters, granddaughters, and adopted daughterss of members of The American Legion; and

    (2) Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, daughters, granddaughters, and adopted daughters of all men and women who served in either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 and any time after December 7, 1941 who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of their entry therein served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge;

    (3) Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, daughters, granddaughters, and adopted daughters of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941 who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and

    (4) to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.*

    * A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct descendants) and/or spouse depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

  • Information on a veteran’s service record can be obtained by contacting:
    National Archives and Records Administration
    Telephone: 1-866-272-6272