About

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. ALA members and volunteers work together to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by supporting veterans, military, and their families.

On this blog, you’ll find informative and fun posts on researching your family’s military history, tips and ideas for traveling, interesting facts about people and events, ways to volunteer for veterans, and much more.


Want to know more about the American Legion Auxiliary?

The ALA has four focus areas: veterans and military support, youth development, family support, and advocacy for veterans.

How do we do that? Our members:

  • advocate for veterans by exercising our right to impact government policy
  • educate others by providing instructional resources such as flag etiquette and the meaning of the red poppy
  • support youth, especially children of military and veterans, through scholarships and patriotic programs like ALA Girls State
  • provide various programs with the end goal of enhancing the lives of veterans, military, and their families.

What does that mean? In a nutshell, ALA members across the country volunteer and participate in programs and events that benefit veterans. Last year, they volunteered more than 10 million hours and raised and donated nearly $45 million for mission service. That’s impact!

We love what we do, and we think you will too. Learn more about ALA membership.