What is the American
The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest patriotic women's
service organization in the world. Affiliated with The American Legion
and chartered by Congress in 1920, the Auxiliary is a veterans' service organization
with volunteer representation in all 174 VA Medical Centers. Nearly one
million Auxiliary members in nearly 11,000 American communities provide a rich
and varied resource pool of ability, talent and leadership experience.
The Auxiliary also sponsors the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State as a tool
of educating young women responsible citizenship.
Who can join?
Eligibility is quite simple. Membership is open to female
veterans and to the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters or great-granddaughters
of American Legion members or deceased veterans who served in the Armed Forces
during World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama,
and/or Lebanon conflicts, and the Persian Gulf War. Descendants of
veterans (great-granddaughters, etc.) often are presented with Junior
memberships at birth or during childhood through the generosity of an older
relative and Auxiliary member. Many of these young women continue their
membership as Senior members after they reach age 18.
more information on
the Auxiliary go to www.alaforveterans.org