The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization, with over 10,000 Units located throughout the United States 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.
The Auxiliary Initially organized by women who were left to deal with the day-to-day responsibilities while their men went to Europe during WWI, these ladies vowed to continue their supportive role when the veterans of WWI founded the American Legion in 1919.
The organization has expanded to include succeeding generations of veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Granada, Panama, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, and now Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 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, and it's all accomplished with volunteers.
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.
They are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters of these veterans, some veterans themselves.
Because we are a nation at war, there is perhaps no better time than right now for women to consider becoming members of the American Legion Auxiliary.
If you have an interest in doing something wonderful for our troops, their families and the community, join us at The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 in LaBelle, Florida. Together we can make a difference.