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Auxiliary Programs

Americanism

The Auxiliary's Americanism program promotes patriotism and responsible citizenship and strives to uphold and promote American ideals and the principles of democracy.

Education and Scholarship

Auxiliary members believe that a solid educational foundation is the cornerstone of American freedom. This program promotes quality education for every child and supports students in their desire to continue their education beyond high school. As part of this program, Post 202 Auxiliary awards one scholarship each year to a student going on to a school of higher learning.

The Auxiliary's Community Service program is based on the premise that no organization has a right to exist within the community without giving something to that community in return. Community service helps to make our communities better places in which to live. Auxiliary members study community needs, recommend projects, raise funds and donate their time to accomplish their specific objectives.

Children and Youth

The Auxiliary's Children and Youth program provides care and strives to improve conditions for all children.

Girls State

Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and Country.

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Poppy Sales

The Poppy Program is the oldest and most widely recognized Auxiliary program. Each year around Memorial Day, Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the past sacrifices and continuing needs of our veterans.

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Auxiliary Veteranís Affairs and Rehabilitation

The Auxiliary's Veteran's Affairs and Rehabilitation program provides service and financial assistance to veterans and their families. Auxiliary members are interested in restoring the veteran and his family to normal function ó physically, mentally, socially and vocationally. Members provide emotional support and cheerful companionship while attending to the hospitalized, handicapped and homebound veterans' physical comforts.


Auxiliary Unit 202 Officers

Membership Eligibility

  1. grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion; and
  2. grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who served in either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918 and any time after December 7, 1941 who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of their entry therein served on active duty in the Armed Forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge;
  3. grandmothers, mothers, sisters, spouses, and direct and adopted female descendants of all men and women who were in the Armed Forces of the United States during either of the following periods: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941 who served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during either eligibility periods and died in the line of duty or after honorable discharge; and
  4. to those women who of their own right are eligible for membership in The American Legion.*

* 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 descendants) and/or spouse depends upon her membership in The American Legion.

For Information Please Call The Post At 573-442-2950 or email the President.

For additional information: http://www.legion-aux.org/

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