Mission Statement

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.

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What We Do

Our members do incredible work. On average, each year, they…
  • - Help nearly 3 million veterans
  • - Contribute $36 million toward veterans and military families
  • - Volunteer 9.3 million hours to support veterans programs
  • - Contribute more than $2 million to programs benefitting children and youth
  • - Volunteer 630,000 hours for active-duty military

Why We Matter

The 2013 estimated value of one hour of volunteer service is $22.55, according to the Independent Sector, a coalition of charities, foundations, and corporations that publishes research important to the nonprofit sector.American Legion Auxiliary members have volunteered more than 9.3 million hours for a collective value of service to our veterans, servicemembers, and their families of more than $2.1 billion. That’s quite a global impact, and a powerful number that accentuates who we are, what we do, and why we matter!