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American Legion Auxiliary

Who We Are

Mission Statement
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.

Vision Statement
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.


      In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:
      • To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families
      • To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion
      • To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship
      • To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy
      • To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government
      • To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities
      • To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self


    Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes:
      • Commitment to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty
      • Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families
      • Tradition of patriotism and citizenship
      • Personal integrity and family values
      • Respect for the uniqueness of individual members
      • Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members
      • Adherence to the adopted policies and rules

What We Do

Our members do incredible work.

On average, each year, they…

  • Volunteer 5 million hours serving America’s veterans
  • Contribute $22 million to support youth, scholarships, and communities
  • Volunteer 6 million hours serving mission outreach
  • Contribute $2.6 million to programs benefitting children and youth
  • Volunteer 1.9 million hours for active-duty military

American Legion Auxiliary members have volunteered more than 6 million hours for a collective value of service to our veterans, servicemembers and their families of nearly $2 billion. We are recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs each year for our outstanding contribution to the quality of life for veterans in VA medical centers.

Patriotism and veterans advocacy are so important to the American Legion Auxiliary that for nearly a century, we’ve been serving, educating, and giving to America’s finest—our servicemen and women. We answer the call of Service Not Self.  We are the nearly 3/4 million wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and descendants of veterans who served our great country during times of
war. Some of us are veterans ourselves.