AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

 
                                                                                                        OFFICERS FOR 2018
                                                                               
                                                                                    President - Lynore Vlcek
                                                                                    Vice President - Peg Patterson
                                                                                    Secretary - Debbie Pohlman
                                                                                    Treasurer - Cookie Mollohan
                                                                                    Historian - Virginia Valentine
                                                                                    Chaplin - Janet Nelson
                                                                                    Sergeant-at-Arms - Maggie Jones

The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest patriotic women’s service organization in the world, with nearly 1 million members. Affiliated with The American Legion, the Auxiliary is a veterans’ service organization with members in nearly 10,000 American communities.  The organization sponsors volunteer programs on the national and local levels, serving veterans, their families and their communities.

Auxiliary members believe in the ideals and principles of America’s founding fathers and pledge to foster patriotism, preserve and defend the Constitution, promote allegiance to God and Country, and uphold the basic principles of freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of choice.  The Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace and continues to stand firmly behind America today, as it did when the organization was first founded.

Initially, the Auxiliary was organized by concerned women who took on the day-to-day responsibilities
of life when their male family members went across sea during World War I.  Aware of the many fatherless families and the needs of returning veterans, Auxiliary women vowed to continue their supportive roles when the veterans of World War I founded The American Legion in 1919.  Auxiliary members today are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters
of these courageous veterans.  Some members are veterans themselves.
 
For  information on membership or upcoming events contact Lyn:   lpinne@niu.edu   or  815-739-2504
 
        


 

 

 

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