• President Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower is presented with an American Legion Auxiliary poppy.

    We believe that reflecting on where we have been and how far we have come is crucial in charting our course for the future. For more than nine decades, the women of the American Legion Auxiliary have been diligent in recording the history of our organization.

    Historians at the unit, district, state, and national levels recount our activities and accomplishments. And every decade, we publish a book that chronicles the Auxiliary’s record of service "for God and country."

    Our historians also help preserve the history of our country by participating in the national Veterans History Project, sharing the stories of their local veterans.

  • Veterans History Project

    In an effort to preserve the personal accounts of American war veterans, we encourage our local units to support the Veterans History Project. Capturing the stories will ensure that future generations of Americans are afforded a firsthand look at the realities of war. May we always remember the sacrifices made to secure our freedom. Visit Veterans History Project Website

    Cavalcade of Memories

    The Cavalcade of Memories honors our veterans, Auxiliary officers, and members by displaying artifacts and examples of their accomplishments. We preserve so that others may learn. Learn More...

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    National Historian
    Sharon L. Doran
    Department of Arizona


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