American Legion Auxiliary chaplains have compassionate hearts dedicated to service "for God and country." They help members connect with God and act as spiritual guides in the practice of prayer and service. Chaplains reach out not only to The American Legion Family but also to all of those with needs in their communities, states, and nation. Chaplains at the unit, department, and national levels serve alongside their fellow members and are called upon to pray at gatherings and to lead services such as memorials for our fallen soldiers and deceased members. They energize the hearts of Auxiliary members and foster selflessness as they serve veterans, the military and their families.
Purpose StatementTo express, by word and action, our founding principle of service to God and country.
Practical ServiceOur national chaplain lives the purpose statement in practical ways by writing spiritual reflections for Auxiliary magazine, offering prayers at events, and sending words of encouragement for spiritual stamina to our national president.
"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."—Marjorie Moore, Belleville, Ill.