Founded in 1919,
the American Legion Unit Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. The American Legion Auxiliary's mission is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those
who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and families, both home and abroad.
Use your Membership to start saving today on a variety of discounts and perks from car rentals and hotel rooms to food and clothing coupons. Not a member? Stop into the Post and Tina Holmberg will be happy to help you, or you can click on the Membership tab to find out how you can become part of our Legion Family.
American Legion Auxiliary … an organization celebrating a century of service in 2019-2020. We are part of The American Legion Family, which includes not only The American Legion, but the American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and American Legion Riders. None of these organizations would exist without The American Legion. All were created as veterans support organizations. The American Legion Auxiliary was founded November 10, 1919, just a few months after The American Legion. The American Legion was formed following World War I by combat troops of the American Expeditionary Forces in Paris, France, in 1919. The Legion was later chartered by Congress. The Legion served as a support group, a social club, and an extended family for former servicemen. After its formation, several women’s organizations wanted to become the official affiliation of The American Legion. However, after taking this into consideration, members of The American Legion decided that a new organization should be formed. The Legionnaires wanted this new organization to be made up of the women most closely associated with the men of the Legion.
Iit was then that the American Legion Auxiliary was established. In less than one year, more than 1,300 local units were organized in more than 45 states. Today, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest patriotic service organization. The ALA has more than 600,000 members nationwide. Our mission is to support The American Legion and serve veterans, military, and their families … a mission that has remained unchanged for 100 years. You can find ALA members across the country helping military families cope with the effects of multiple deployments.
History was made at the American Legion Auxiliary’s 99th National Convention in Indianapolis!
—8/30/19—INDIANAPOLIS – The American Legion has voted to extend membership in the American Legion Auxiliary to male spouses of U.S. veterans and servicemembers. During The American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis in August, delegates of The American Legion voted to replace the word “wife” with “spouse” in their constitution and bylaws, opening up membership in the American Legion Auxiliary. To read more on this go here.
show your patriotism by wearing one of these amazing bracelets.
The bracelets are made of wood with laminated patriotic images. Pick one up today at the post all donations go to back to the soldiers.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The American Cancer Society recommends these cancer screening guidelines for most adults. Screening tests are used to find cancer before a person has any symptoms.
Cancer screening for Women
Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.
Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer.
Cancer screening for Men
Breast cancer screening recommendations for men at higher risk are different from recommendations for women.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends men at higher risk for breast cancer, starting at 35 :
Strong family history of breast cancer, such as mother and/or sister diagnosed at age 40 or younger
Have a clinical breast exam every year
Learn how to do breast self-exam
Men at higher risk for breast cancer should also be aware of the warning signs of breast cancer.
To find out if you are eligible for no cost/low cost screenings, call the Cancer Services Program at 877-276-1019