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American Legion


The American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary was founded in 1919 and has nearly one million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as worthwhile charities to Americans. All of this is accomplished through the dedication of volunteers.


The Auxiliary was originally organized to assist the American Legion, but 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.


The American Legion Auxiliary is the world largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries. The Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with the American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.

For membership information contact Mary Ann Collum 408-842-9995.