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The Auxiliary is much more than the name implies. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary's interests have broadened to encompass the entire community. Through its units located throughout Texas, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace.

 

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.

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.

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, Loyalty
  • Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families
  • 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

 

Who's Eligible?

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

From... To... Activity
April 6, 1917 November 11, 1918 World War I
December 7, 1941 August 15, 1945 Merchant Marines
December 7, 1941 December 31, 1946 World War II
June 25, 1950 January 31, 1955 Korean War
February 28, 1961 May 7, 1975 Vietnam War
August 24, 1982 July 31, 1984 Grenada / Lebanon
December 20, 1989 January 31, 1990 Panama
August 2, 1990 Cessation of Hostilities Persian Gulf

Apply

If you meet our eligibility requirements and would like to join us, please print an application and take it to your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit or contact us for information on finding your local unit.

 

Resources

pdficon small     New Member Handbook
pdficon small     To the Auxiliary, the Auxiliary Song

 

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