Woman's Auxiliary Unit - History
The American Legion Auxiliary has been dedicated to serving veterans, military and their families for nearly 100 years. Auxiliary members exemplify Service Not Self through countless volunteer hours, programs, conferences and an increased presence in Washington, D.C. Although things have changed since the American Legion Auxiliary’s establishment in 1919, the one thing to remain the same is members’ unwavering commitment to honor those who serve. Watch the video to learn more about our history and why now is an exciting time to be part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; To maintain law and order; To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars; To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; To make right the master of might; To promote peace and goodwill on earth; To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; To participate in and contribute to accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; To consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.