The American Legion Auxiliary will celebrate a Century of “Service Not Self” on November 10, 2019. The American Legion Auxiliary’s 100th Anniversary is a time to celebrate the achievements of the last century but also look ahead to the next century. A new generation of veterans and their families will depend on the American Legion Auxiliary.

The American Legion was founded after the end of WWI in Paris, France. In September of that year, the United State Congress chartered the American Legion. Several Women’s organization wanted to become the official affiliate of the Legion. Instead of associating with an existing organization, the Legion decided to create a new organization with the women most closely associated with the men of the Legion. The “Women’s Auxiliary of The American Legion” was founded at the American Legion’s second convention on November 10, 1919, held in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Since their establishments a century ago, the goals of both organizations have been to help veterans and their families. Today, The American Legion has more than 2 million members the American Legion Auxiliary boasts more than 600,000 members who spend millions of volunteer hours serving our mission every year.

Please join us to celebrate at our meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7pm at the Belle Plaine Vet’s Club.

Our lunch will be served this month by Diane Otto, Carol Barlage, Deb Ediger and Erika Ediger-Connelly.

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