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.
Values of the American Legion Auxiliary
Promotes patriotism and responsible citizenship, strives to uphold and promote American ideals and principles of democracy. Emphases include flag display and etiquette, observing patriotic holidays, voting at elections, promoting the Americanism essay contest.
Children and Youth
To assure care and protection for children of veterans, to improve conditions for all children, and to consider the physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs of children.
Based on the premise that no organization has a right to exist within the community without giving something to that community and to help make our communities better places in which to live.
Promotes quality education and literacy for children and adults and works with educators and schools to serve the needs of all students; alerts students to scholarships, especially those sponsored by the national American Legion Auxiliary and supports education beyond high school.
Since 1937, Girls State provides citizenship training for girls entering their senior year of high school as they participate in an intensive week of study, working together, and participating in "their mock government" - activities that develop leadership skills and teach young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country.
Encourage members to contact elected officials by phone, e-mail, or letter employing them to keep needs of soldiers, their families, and veterans in mind as they about their legislative work.
The poppy is the oldest and most widely recognized Auxiliary program. Each May, auxiliary volunteers distribute poppies in exchange for contributions, which are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy has become a symbol of sacrifice and is worn and used by auxiliary members to honor the men and women who served and died for their country. The American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its Memorial Flower in 1921.
Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
Provides service and financial assistance to veterans and their families, conduct activities and projects that provide comfort or brings cheer to veterans in the hospital, and helps veterans in the difficult task of re-entry into civilian life.
President: Phyllis Beastrom
Secretary: Diana Bunce
Treasurer: Cheryl Demuth