Unit 211 American Legion Auxiliary
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The American Legion Auxiliary was first established in 1919 to support The American Legion.
The Poppy of Flanders Field is the memorial flower of the Auxiliary. Each year around Memorial Day, American Legion Auxiliary volunteers across the country, distribute millions of red crepe paper poppies in exchange for donations to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in their local communities. The poppy has become a world-wide recognized symbol of sacrifice and is worn by Auxiliary members to honor the men and women who served and died for their country, in all wars, including the Global War on Terror. The poppy should remind communities and this nation of the sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans and service members. Auxiliary members must endeavor to explain the true meaning of the flower to all those who receive it.
In response to the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, Auxiliary members donated nearly $100,000 to various relief efforts.
Our local unit sponsors the Ohio Girls State government program. Multiple fundraisers are held annually to support our veterans as well as various charities. These include families in need during the holidays, Ohio Veterans Home, Adopt a Vet and an annual children’s Christmas party. Members are also very involved in helping the men in their fund raising efforts.
- Meetings- 2nd Monday of the month 7:30 pm
- Cookbook Sales - ongoing
Membership – Annual Dues (CLICK HERE For annual dues payment options and timing)
Senior - $25, Junior - $5
A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary.
The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion or deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during certain war eras as listed below is eligible. Step relatives are also eligible.
- April 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
- Dec. 7, 1941 - Aug. 15, 1945 Merchant Marines (only eligibility)
- Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II) June 25, 1950 - Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)
- Feb. 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)
- Aug. 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 (Lebanon/Grenada)
- Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
- Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War/War on Terrorism)
Military records of veterans (DD214/discharge papers), are required to prove eligibility. Visit the Affiliated Webs page for a link to the National Archives for assistance.
Contact your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit, complete the application and proudly join the AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY.
Click on for http://www.legion.org for online details.
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Junior and Senior members of the American Legion Auxiliary whose dues are current are eligible for all the benefits listed. Benefits are subject to be changed and/or discontinued at any time. Please note that certain benefits may not be available in all areas and at all times.
Note: Once a Junior member turns 18 (becomes a Senior member), she will receive the American Legion Auxiliary magazine and marketing mailings from National Headquarters.
- CAREington Dental
- Bank of America Financial Services
- Car Rental
- EyeMed Vision Care
- ScriptSave Prescription Discount Plan
- C.A. Affinity Long Distance
- Beltone Hearing Aides
- DISH Network
- Dell Computers*
- Tribute Direct*
- ALA Wireless Solutions Center: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and more!*
- ALA Travels*
- Jenny Craig*