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 servicemembers.
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
VOLUNTEER HOURS SERVING VETERANS & MILITARY
VOLUNTEER HOURS SERVING MILITARY FAMILIES
VOLUNTEER HOURS SERVING YOUTH, SCHOLARSHIPS, COMMUNITIES
RESOURCES RAISED & SPENT ON VETERANS & MILITARY
RESOURCES RAISED & SPENT ON MILITARY FAMILIES
RESOURCES RAISED & SPENT ON YOUTH, SCHOLARSHIPS, COMMUNITIES
The value of American Legion Auxiliary members' volunteer service in 2018-2019!
"I remember going down to the Legion post with my grandfather [World War II U.S. Army veteran Howard Schlitter], and hearing him say things like, “You’ve got to take care of the veterans. You’ve got to be there for them and help them out.” None of that really resonated with me until after he was gone. Then, I realized I have to be his voice."
- Mike Monserud, ALA member of Auxiliary Unit 37 in Ames, Iowa