American Legion Auxiliary

President: Lindsey Brown

Vice President: Mary Len Maw

Secretary: Stacey Hodge

Treasurer: Linda Gillespie


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.

Our Gretna Legion Auxiliary Unit was chartered in on January 20, 1926 with eighteen members on the initial Charter Roll.

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.

Become a member today! Download a printable application here, and bring it in to the Legion to join.



Membership Eligibility:

NEW FOR 2020 MEMBERSHIP YEAR: Male spouses are now eligible to join the Auxiliary!  Please review the eligibility requirements below to see if you qualify. Membership in The American Legion Auxiliary shall be limited to the:

(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.

2) The state in which you reside will be the state in which your membership is processed. Each state, referred to as "department' in the American Legion Auxiliary, has a different annual dues amount. Please see the chart below for the dues amount for the state in which you reside. Dues payments are non-refundable.

Please note:   Members who join online can only be placed into their state’s “Headquarters Unit”. Once you join online, you may transfer to a local unit of your choice. To transfer, speak to an officer of the local unit you wish to transfer or contact your state’s American Legion Auxiliary Department for assistance. Contact information for the American Legion Auxiliary Department Headquarters in your state can be found here. If you already know the specific unit you wish to join, or prefer to connect with a local unit, click here for instructions on how to do so.

3) Pay dues through the email link that is sent to you once you submit your application.

4) Departments (states) may ask for proof of eligibility.

Proof of your eligibility. Note: If the person who provides your eligibility is living, they must be a member of The American Legion, eligibility documentation is likely not necessary, however you do need to provide his or her American Legion member ID number and Post information on your application. If the person who provides your eligibility is deceased, acceptable eligibility documents include:

a. DD-214 Discharge Papers (not issued until after Korean War)

b. Official Military Orders

c. Official Military Service Citations/Awards

d. Letters related to the veteran's military service. Must be on official government letterhead.

e. Certificate from the VA records center in St. Louis, MO

f. Data from the back of older discharges

*DD-214 Discharge Papers can be requested online by visiting www.archives.gov