this world of ours, the American Legion Auxiliary shines as an example
of unselfish giving. With almost a 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 other
worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans. It is all accomplished
The Auxiliary, organized in 1919 to assist The American Legion, 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.
The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's 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.