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Post 74 Auxiliary...

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100 Years of Honoring Service

The American Legion Auxiliary Est. November 10, 1920

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 74, meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Post Home, downstairs, at 7:00 p.m. The agenda will be old news, new news, planning and ideas to promote service not self with enthusiasm for all.  The theme for  2023-2024 will be announced at The Department of Virginia Convention  in July . Also, Our dues for this year is $40 for seniors/$5 for juniors.  For more information, contact Silvia Dowell, Unit President, at  

Many thanks to Post 74 for their support. Here is a summary of 2023-2024 for Unit 74. The Auxiliary has contributed to 4 events for military children/families, adopted the community college veteran organization, teamed up with the public schools for 2 high school events and spoke on the merits of serving our country. Sponsored 8 girls in 2022; 2 girls in 2023 for Girl’s State. Members taught golf lessons to veterans, won school board positions, spoke in front of the Va. General Assembly on education, volunteered for food banks, donated clothes/toiletries to the veterans at a homeless shelter. Our scholarship at PVCC was awarded to 3 nursing students for $1500. We handed out over 650 poppies/300 flags at funerals/holidays and received over $900 in donations. In support of Legion initiatives, we authored letter/emails to the legislators. We co-sponsored the Veterans Day event at PVCC and took part in the Dogwood Vietnam Rededication Ceremony.  The dances at the Legion provided an excellent opportunity to collaborate within the Legion Family! We have donated nearly $4000 across Auxiliary programs and over 1500 hours of service.


Eligibility Requirements for The American Legion Auxiliary Membership

A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join The American Legion Auxiliary.  The mother, spouse, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras are eligible to join.   We are proud to announce that male spouses of American Legion members are now eligible to join Unit 74.


April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I) Dec. 7, 1941 to Present

National Poppy Day

“The red poppy is a sacred symbol to remind us, as we head into Memorial Day, of those who gave their lives for our freedoms,” the commander and president added. “Their sacrifices cannot be forgotten this year, so it’s going to take some creativity and innovation to conduct local National Poppy Day® events May 26 and distributions over Memorial Day weekend.”


We will be handing out Poppies at the following events:

-Our Community Salutes, May 6 at Lane Auditorium

-Memorial Day Services on May 28 at Bethany Church and Alberene Cemetary Chapel 

Bundles will be provided to several Assisted Living Communities

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DD-214 Discharge Papers

Auxiliary members need to supply a copy of DD-214 discharge papers for the relative through whom their eligibility is established.  The  DD-214, officially "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty," but generally referred to as a DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military.  Learn more about DD-214 requests.


The American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters

American Legion Post 74
Charlottesville, VA

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