Hunter Squires Jackson American Legion Auxiliary:

Why Join the American Legion Auxiliary?

Because we empower women and inspire communities! Nearly 900,000 women are members of the American Legion Auxiliary, justifiably known as the nation’s largest patriotic woman’s organization.

In volunteering, members touch lives through programs that teach, inspire and provide an abundance of opportunities. In serving communities we help build future women leaders; award scholarships; take care of military members and their families; support improvements in health issues and rehabilitative efforts for veterans.

Some of the community events we have organized and co-sponsored with the Post for this year include: a "Colo-Rectal Cancer Awareness and Prevention Luncheon", Easter Care-Packages to Troops in Iraq, Thanksgiving Baskets for the Needy, and our Annual Toys for Tots Christmas Party. We will also: award Americanism Scholarships to graduating local high school students, help support a variety of community projects, and co-sponsor with the Post several social events for American Legion Members.

History of the Auxiliary

In 1938, the wives and other relatives decided to organize an Auxiliary, and their first president was Mrs. Leona Hunter. As the minutes indicate, there were many activities such as visiting the sick, taking gifts to hospital patients, and making bandages for the Red Cross. The most active member of the auxiliary was Mrs. Mary Ross. In 1941, the Women's Auxiliary was formally instituted with a membership of 25 active participants in legion events. In addition, the H.S.J. Legion Drum and Bugle Corp. played an important role in various activities as a part of its youth and community programs with 31 talented musical members. On June 15, 1947 the H.S.J. Legion Drum and Bugle Corp played in an United Nations Pageant “Drum and Bugle Corps Contest” at a “Portraits Unveiling” by noted painter E. Cecil Stoner of which Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt (President’s wife) was one of the speaker.

The history of the organization is rather unique in terms of its reason of origin and the make-up of its membership. Although we do not discriminate, historically, the unique ethnic and racial make-up  of Black and Native American members of Hunter Squires Jackson Post 1218 was due to the imposed racial segregation of the military until after World War II

Over the years, there have been many county and state officers selected from the Hunter-Squires-Jackson Post membership who have proudly served New York State and the Nation in promoting veteran solidarity.

Greeting & Invitation:

On behalf of the Hunter Squires Jackson American Legion Auxiliary (Post 1218),
I would like to extend a warm greeting and an invitation to you to participate in some community service and social events.

Please email us Hunter Squires Jackson American Legion Post 1218 for more information.

Weather ~ Amityville, NY



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