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This collection contains two items, the President's Address of the Third Annual Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary and a yearly report.

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Legion Auxiliary is the largest patriotic women’s service organization in the world, with nearly 1 million members. Affiliated with The American Legion, the Auxiliary is a veterans’ service organization with members in nearly 10,000 American communities. The organization sponsors volunteer programs on the national and local levels, focusing on three major areas: veterans, young people and the community. Auxiliary members believe in the ideals and principles of America’s founding fathers and pledge to foster patriotism, preserve and defend the Constitution, promote allegiances to God and Country, and uphold the basic principles of freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of choice. The Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace and continues to stand firmly behind America today, as it did when the organization was first founded. Initially, the Auxiliary was organized by concerned women who took on the day-to-day responsibilities of life when their male family members went across sea during World War I. Aware of the many fatherless families and the needs of returning veterans, Auxiliary women vowed to continue their supportive roles when mothers, sisters, daughters, grand daughters and great-granddaughters of these courageous veterans. Some members are veterans themselves.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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American Legion Auxiliary of Arkansas records, SMC.099.018


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

American Legion Auxiliary of Arkansas records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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