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Posts without Auxiliary units encouraged to create one

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Did you know that of the 12,000 American Legion posts, more than one-third — 4,600 — do not have an Auxiliary unit?

That’s troubling to American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford and American Legion Auxiliary President Nicole Clapp. In a new public service announcement, they are calling on posts to grow their Legion Family by starting units. https://www.legion.org/legiontv

“Those 4,600 communities are not just lacking an Auxiliary unit,” Clapp said. “They are lacking the vital services an Auxiliary unit provides to veterans, military members and their families.”

Oxford agrees, noting the support that posts get from their units in communities large and small across the United States and beyond.

“For posts without units, I urge you to create a unit to help support the mission,” he said. “We are all one team — in support of our comrades, our nation’s veterans.”

Posts that want to start a new unit are encouraged to download and use a how-to guide created by the Auxiliary.


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