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ALA Mission 

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.

Vision Statement
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.

Purposes

In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:

  • To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families

  • To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion

  • To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship

  • To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy

  • To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government

  • To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities

  • To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self

Values

Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes:

  • Commitment to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty

  • Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families

  • Tradition of patriotism and citizenship

  • Personal integrity and family values

  • Respect for the uniqueness of individual members

  • Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members

  • Adherence to the adopted policies and rules

Our Impact

We are one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of veterans, military, and their families. The American Legion Auxiliary helps to advance the mission of The American Legion. 

From helping to draft the GI Bill in 1944 to advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, the nonpartisan American Legion Family is instrumental in advancing legislation that improves the quality of life for our nation’s veterans and service members.

What We Do

Our impact on the ALA mission is incredible! Each year, members:

 Volunteer 7.1 million hours serving mission outreach with a collective value that averages $1.1 billion

 Contribute $11 million to support youth, scholarships, and communities

 $1 million raised/spent to benefit children

Eligibility for Membership

We are the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Some of us are veterans ourselves.