About the Auxiliary - Unit 1

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

About Us

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 three-quarters of a million wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and direct descendants of veterans who served our great country during times of war. Some of us are veterans ourselves.

We are the American Legion Auxiliary. And we’re women who make a difference. You’ll find us in more than 8,000 local communities in the USA and in foreign countries. Founded in 1919 during the first National Convention of The American Legion, the ALA has grown to be the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. And we’d love for you to be part of our mission outreach.

In the spirit of Service Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and 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.

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 $30.00 per year which includes unit, department and national dues.

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

Updates from National ALA

ALA entities can use the ALA 100th anniversary logo for apparel, etc.

Ready to celebrate the ALA’s centennial in 2019? You can do it in style! ALA units, districts, and departments can create customized and branded apparel, products, and other items with the ALA’s 100th anniversary logo in preparation for our landmark year. Emblem usage approval is required and is the same as filing to use the ALA emblem and ALA Girls State logos. Simply fill out the ALA Emblem Use Approval Request form here.

 Check out the centennial items currently available from Emblem Sales here.

 You can proudly showcase the ALA’s upcoming milestone birthday on shirts, banners, posters, and more! #ALA100

 

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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 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

Are You an Auxiliary Member?

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.

Gulf War/War on Terrorism   August 2, 1990 to date of cessation
Panama   December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990
Lebanon and Grenada   August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984
Vietnam War   February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
Korean War   June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955
WW II   December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
WW I   April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918

12.2 million hours of Auxiliary mission outreach service are volunteered annually for veterans and military families. Will you step up and join us?

Come Join us. Fill out our Membership application and send it in

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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.

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Decades of Making a Difference