American Legion Post 853

American Legion Auxiliary Officers 2023-24

President: ChrisAnn Wells

 1st Vice President: Marie L. Tarango
2nd Vice President: Committee
Secretary: Gina Moran
Treasurer: Rosa Sanchez
Executive Chairperson: Georgianna “Ann” Shelton
Membership: Linda Graves

Sergeant at Arms: Marjorie Schuessler
Chaplain: Bette Walker


American Legion Auxiliary

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary’s interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.

The American Legion Auxiliary is made up of the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and its ideals.

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Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?

A: If your relative who served on active duty is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary of The American Legion.

However, if the qualifying Veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying Veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

Every day, American Legion Auxiliary members across the country support the mental and physical health of our nation’s heroes.

Together, ALA members:

Provide state-of-the-art game systems that promote brain health in dementia patients
Purchase tandem bikes for help with physical therapy patients at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals
Donate vans to veteran homeless shelters so residents can go to doctor appointments
Support veteran homes with all-terrain beach wheelchairs so residents of varying abilities can participate in outings

These projects and more have been enhanced by the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation’s Veteran Projects Fund grants – but there is more work to be done.

Make a gift today to continue National President Nicole Clapp’s mission to lift up our veterans by prioritizing their mental and physical well-being.

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