Membership

Who can join the Auxiliary?

Eligibility is quite simple. Membership is open to female veterans and to the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, granddaughters or great-granddaughters of American Legion members or deceased veterans who served in the Armed Forces during World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, and/or Lebanon conflicts, and the Persian Gulf War. Descendants of veterans (great-granddaughters, etc.) often are presented with Junior memberships at birth or during childhood through the generosity of an older relative and Auxiliary member. Many of these young women continue their membership as Senior members after they reach age 18.

Eligibility Requirements

All women who are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary fall into one of the following categories:

(1) The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of Members of The American Legion.

(2) The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States during any of the eligibility periods listed below and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.

(3) The mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and grandmothers of those who were citizens of the United States and who served during any of the eligibility periods below in the Armed Forces of any of the governments who were allies of the United States and who died in the line of duty during such service, or who, having received an Honorable Discharge, died after such service.

(4) Women who are eligible for membership in The American Legion in their own right, having served on Active Military Duty during any of the eligibility periods below. This eligibility includes step-relatives.

Eligibility Periods

Conflict

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam Era

Lebanon

Operation Just Cause - Panama

Persian Gulf War/ War on Terrorism                     August 2, 1990 to Present

   

From

06 April 1917

07 December 1941

25 June 1950

28 February 1961

24 August 1982

20 December 1989

Thru

11 November 1918

31 December 1946

31 January 1955

07 May 1975

31 July 1984

31 July 1984

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 Cessation of hostilities has not yet been established.

The National American Legion Auxiliary will be giving recruiting awards:

  • Recruit 1 Awards will be given for recruiting 1 senior member.
  • Rejoin 1 Awards will be given for signing up a member who has not been a member since 2013
  • Recruit 10 Award will be given for signing up 10 new junior or senior Auxiliary members.
  • Silver Brigade Awards will be given for recruiting 25 senior members.

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American Legion Auxiliary
107A Legion Plaza Road
Columbia, SC 29210
auxaladsc@att.net

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3512 Bush River Rd.
Columbia, SC

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