Joining the American Legion Auxiliary
For 90 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has served the needs of veterans, their families, and their communities. We are mothers, daughters, granddaughters, grandmothers, female veterans, and military wives. We understand the value of community service and know that the freedoms we enjoy don’t come without a price. As the largest patriotic women’s organization in the world, we have a strong voice advocating for the needs of veterans and military families locally and nationally.
The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of a member of The American Legion (living or deceased) is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also able to join the Auxiliary.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the American Legion Auxiliary but is 17 years old or younger, please consider Junior membership.
- 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 (Grenada/Lebanon)
- Dec. 20, 1989 - Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)
- Aug. 2, 1990 to today
Over 900,000 members strong, the American Legion Auxiliary is an opportunity to make great friends, serve you community, and recognize good citizenship and patriotism across the nation. We would be happy to have you join us!
If you have difficulty finding a local unit, please contact the Department of Ohio for assistance.
To obtain copies of DD-214 Discharge Papers, please contact the National Archives or your local veteran's service office.
Benefits of Membership
In recognition of the services that members of the American Legion Family provide to their communities, some companies and groups offer discounts and benefits to our members.
- Special supplemental insurance plans
- Prescription drug discounts
- Eye care discounts
- Travel discounts
- Cell phone and calling plan discounts
- Final expense insurance
- Car and moving van rental discounts
- Thousands of dollars in scholarships awarded each year
- Annual subscription to American Legion Auxiliary Magazine.
For a complete list of member benefits, visit www.legion-aux.org.
If you or your daughter or granddaughter is interested in joining the American Legion Auxiliary but is not yet 18, consider participation in the Juniors program.
VIM & PUFL Membership
For members who are interested in a one time, lump sum payment of their dues, lifetime membership in the American Legion Auxiliary is a great way to do so. Our lifetime members are called Very Important Members, or VIMs, or more recently, Paid Up For Life Members, or PUFLs. More information about these programs can be found on the VIM & PUFL page.
Starting a New Unit
The American Legion Auxiliary welcomes new units at post homes across Ohio. If you are interested in starting a new unit, please contact Katie Wainwright for more information.