The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. The organization supports volunteer programs that center on the three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through volunteering in the many programs, you develop leadership in your community, have the opportunity to educate the youth and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. “Working” side-by-side with women of all ages and different life experiences you make memories and build life-long friendships. The benefits offered by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch and affect the lives of all Americans.
A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.
The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.
Step relatives are also eligible.
- World War I April 6, 1917 – November 11, 1918
- World War II December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946
- US Merchant Marines December 7, 1941 – August 15, 1945
- Korea June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955
- Vietnam February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
- Lebanon & Grenada August 24, 1982 – July 31, 1984
- Panama December 20, 1989 – January 31, 1990
- Presently August 2, 1990 – present
DD-214 Discharge Papers
Auxiliary members need to supply a copy of DD-214 discharge papers for the relative through whom their eligibility is established.
The DD-214, officially “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty,” but generally referred to as a DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member’s retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military. Learn more about DD-214 requests.