FOUR PILLARS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION:
VETERANS, NATIONAL SECURITY
AMERICANISM, CHILDREN AND YOUTH
VETERANS HELPING VETERANS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
The American Legion is the nations largest and most powerful organization representing United States wartme veterans and her family. It has been responsible for improvements for veterans, families ad communities through its wok with the passge of the GI bill and the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The Legion has brought into existence dozens of health care benefirts for veterans.
American Legion Auxiliary is the worlds largest women's patriotic service organization. It consists of the wives, mothers daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters and descendants of veterans who served during times of war. The Ameican legion Auxiliary contributes and volunteers to help veterans and miliatary familes and is dedicated to programs benefiting children and youth.
Under the new law, any honorably discharged veteran who has served since Dec. 7, 1941, may join the American Legion, meaning military veterans who served in what were previously considered periods of peacetime between wars are now eligible for membership
Auxiliary membership includes grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of veterans eligible for American Legion membership.