• "Personal integrity and family values"
  • "Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families"

American Legion Auxiliary

Mission Statement
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to 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.

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, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.


    In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:
    • To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families
    • To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion
    • To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship
    • To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy
    • To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government
    • To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities
    • To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self


    Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes:
    • Commitment to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty
    • Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families
    • Tradition of patriotism and citizenship
    • Personal integrity and family values
    • Respect for the uniqueness of individual members
    • Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members
    • Adherence to the adopted policies and rules

Membership in the Auxiliary is limited to women who have direct personal connection with service in World Wars I and II, and the Korean or Vietnam War, or conflicts in Grenada, Lebanon, Panama or the Persian Gulf War. This service is through a member of one's own immediate family who served in the Armed Forces during those wars or conflicts, or through one's own service with the Armed Forces.

Upon establishment of eligibility, such women may become members of a local Unit of the Auxiliary. A member of a local Unit is also a member of the Department and the National Organization, just as a citizen of Chicago is also a citizen of Illinois and of the United States. By payment of dues in the local Unit, a member also contributes to the support of the Department and National Organization.

If you need an answer to any question regarding membership to the American Legion Auxiliary, contact Diane Kennedy at the post (270) 737-9949 or on her cell (270) 300-2110.

2017-2018 Hardin Unit 113 Auxiliary Officers

  President   DIANE KENNEDY
 Secretary and Membership Chairman   BRENDA MAU
 Asst. Secretary  SANDRA LUEBBERS
 Assist Sgt-At-Arms  KAREN SOWDER
 Past President  ALICE TOWNSEND
 Committee-at Large