About the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1

The power of service to others not to self

This is your Invitation to join the American Legion Auxiliary LCW Unit One.

   We are located at 5400 East Yale Avenue, Denver, CO. We meet on the second Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. monthly September through June. Membership applications can be obtained at the post building or can be downloaded at www.legion-aux.org. Fillable or printable applications can be obtained after clicking on membership at the auxiliary web site. Unit 1 dues are $25.00 per year which includes unit, department and national dues.

   Senior membership is offered to anyone over the age of 18 who is an immediate family member of an American Legion member or a deceased veteran. Junior membership is offered to anyone from birth to the age of 18 who is immediate family member of an American Legion member or a deceased veteran. The exact dates of eligibility are found on the application form.

   As the world's largest women's patriotic organization, the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors volunteer programs on the national and local levels, focusing on three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Through your volunteerism in various programs and services involving veterans and communities, you can become a strong leader in your community, have the chance to educate children and advance the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary.

 

Our Vision

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.

Our Purpose

    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

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Our Mission

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. 

Our Values

    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

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Getting Involved

Volunteering alongside women of all ages and different life experiences, by giving of your time and heart to the auxiliary programs, you will have memories and develop life-long friendships. Your knowledge will give you the ability to mentor younger members as they learn life experiences and also as an adult member. The services provided by the American Legion Auxiliary directly and indirectly touch the lives of all Americans.

   If you love your country and have a patriotic heart and want to learn more about the Auxiliary programs as well as other worthwhile charities, join us in our endeavors to participate and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion.

   The following are brief descriptions of some of the programs Unit One is involved in. For further information contact the unit president or unit member.

Americanism: We work with Post One to provide flag education and other education to promote patriotism and citizenship in the youth and community.

Auxiliary Emergency Fund: Members helping members in time of crises. This fund, administered through the national auxiliary organization is designed to assist eligible auxiliary members who have suffered a financial crisis, require food and shelter due to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters, or require educational offerings due to life changes such as a death of a spouse, divorce or separation. To be eligible the auxiliary member must have maintained membership for two years and dues must be current. Contact the unit president for an application. Unit One has at least one fund raising project for this program per year.

Education: Unit One has a scholarship fund to provide education for veterans at a local college.

Girls State: The unit sponsors delegates to attend a week at the Colorado Columbine Girls State. The purpose of this week is to provide citizenship training to girls who have completed their junior year of high school. The delegates are then eligible for election to serve as delegates to Girls Nation held each July in Washington, D.C.

Junior activities: This program involves members from birth to 18 years of age. At age 18, junior members graduate to senior membership. The mission of this program is to promote volunteerism and services that involve veterans and to teach the principles of loyalty to God and country, justice, freedom, and democracy.

Membership: The life blood of any organization is its members. This committee focuses on recruitment and retaining members to reach established goals and to broaden public recognition of the American Legion Auxiliary, its mission and programs.

National Security: This committee maintains and promotes a strong national defense by providing the necessary means to strengthen our military families and prepare our citizenry for response to natural and man-made disasters.

Poppies: Each year, the unit purchases poppies to distribute to the public for monetary donations to the poppy fund. These donations are used for veterans rehabilitation and children and youth programs.

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation: The mission of this committee is to initiate, sponsor, and participate in programs and services that assist and enhance the lives of veterans and their families; ensuring restoration and/or transition to normally functioning lives-physically, mentally, socially, and vocationally.

Quilting: Unit members meet several times a year to piece 4 x 6 quilts for distribution to the veterans at nursing homes or hospitals.

Fund raising: The unit sponsors Sunday breakfasts, Wednesday hamburger nights, Holiday fair (craft fair), and spaghetti suppers to raise money to fund our donations to benefit the state veterans nursing homes and other projects such as Past Presidents Nurses Scholarship, and the Auxiliary Emergency Fund.

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