Unit Auxiliary 

 Madam President  

Dana Nowalk-Strauch

 Meetings every 3rd Wednesday of the month starting  September 19th  @ 6:00 pm 

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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.

 Auxiliary Member Benefit Discount Program

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.

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