Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:
A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.
World War I - April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918
World War II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
Korean War - June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
Vietnam War - February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
Lebanon/Grenada - August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
Panama - December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990
Gulf War/War on Terrorism - August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
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.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 911
The World’s Largest Women’s Patriotic Service Organization
For nearly a century, the American Legion Auxiliary has been serving,
helping, and meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military,
and their families—both here and abroad.