American Legion Auxiliary Post 176
The American Legion Auxiliary was founded during the National Convention of the American Legion in 1909. The Auxiliary has grown to be the world’s largest patriot service organization. It is made of up of male and female members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers many volunteer programs, gives many hours to the local community and its veterans, and raises money to support its own programs and events, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of American that has prevailed through war and peace.
The Mission Statement:
In the spirit of Service Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.
The Vision Statement:
The vision of The American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace, and security.
The following are activities the Auxiliary Unit 176 has participated in with the Legion: Honor Flights, donations to Veterans Hospitals, Flag Retirement, Poppy Distribution and providing food and clothing to Veterans families.
Girls State, Americanism, VA & R, Children & Youth, Community Service
There are several ways to become a member:
- Online go to ALAforveterans.org
- On site applications can be found in the lobby or in the social quarters. (2nd floor) The membership dues are $33.00.
Meetings are held September through May on the 4th Tuesday each month at 7 pm. If interested in attending please call 703-440-0336, press 6 and an Auxiliary member will return your call.