Auxiliary Membership

American Legion Auxiliary

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

Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership

Membership in the American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion, and to the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, wives, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the following periods and died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after service:

Gulf War/War on Terrorism

August 2, 1990 to date of cessation Panama

December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 Lebanon and Grenada

August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 Vietnam War

February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 Korean War

June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 WW II

December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 WW I

April 6, 1917 - November 11,1918

Would you like to join call the American Legion Post 162 at (315) 376-3712 to find out your eligibility status and apply for membership in the world's largest Veteran's organization.

DD-214 Discharge Papers

Auxiliary members need to supply a copy of DD-214 discharge papers for the relative through whom their eligibility is established.

The DD-214, officially "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty," but generally referred to as a DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military. Learn more about DD-214 requests.