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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 223 was chartered on July 31, 1947. Since then, it has been committed to supporting the aims and goals of the American Legion, especially at Sykesville Memorial Post No. 223.

 

 

American Legion Auxiliary

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals

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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:

A woman who is eligible for American Legion membership is eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary regardless of whether or not she is a member of The American Legion. However, eligibility of her female relatives (sister, mother, direct decedents) depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

 

 

WWI APRIL 6, 1917 - NOVEMBER 11, 1918
WWII DECEMBER 7, 1941 - DECEMBER 31, 1946
KOREAN WAR JUNE 25, 1950 - JANUARY 31, 1955
VIETNAM WAR FEBRUARY 28, 1961 - MAY 7, 1975
LEBANON/GRENADA AUGUST 24, 1982 - JULY 31, 1984
PANAMA DECEMBER 20, 1989 - JANUARY 31, 1990
GULF WAR/WAR ON TERRORISM           AUGUST 2, 1990 - PRESENT

 

 

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Auxiliary Membership Meetings

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM

 

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