American Legion Auxiliary
American Legion Auxiliary
Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 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 Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary 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 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
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to any spouse of a member of the American Legion as well as person of any age who had a grandparent or parent eligible to join The American Legion.
Membership applications are available at the Post during normal business hours.
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ALA welcomes male spouses among membership
This article was originally published in the November 2020 Auxiliary magazine.
It’s been over a year since the American Legion Auxiliary extended its membership to include male spouses of female veterans. This new eligibility change creates new opportunities throughout all aspects of the organization. It expands the ALA’s membership recruitment pool, adds more diversity within the organization, increases available resources, and opens more possibilities to better serve our nation’s veterans, military, and their families.
At the American Legion Auxiliary’s 2019 National Convention, ALA delegates voted to adjust the Constitution & Bylaws, to follow the change from The American Legion regarding ALA’s membership eligibility. During the same convention, the Legion voted to replace the word “wife” with “spouse” in their Constitution & Bylaws section related to the American Legion Auxiliary’s membership eligibility criteria, thus opening our membership to eligible male spouses. At the end of that historic week, we welcomed our first two male ALA members. Since then, over 700 male spouses, from all over the country, have joined the American Legion Auxiliary.