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American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Illinois

History Committee

Diane Rounds

The history of the American Legion Auxiliary begins back in November 1919, and continues with you. The organization’s history, like any other history, is more than names and dates. It is about its membership and how it developed the ALA’s programs and projects to fulfill our mission of serving the veterans, service members, and their families who sacrifice much for this country of ours. A written history can only tell so much. However, when an organization’s history is told through the eyes of its membership, everyone learns a great deal more about who we are what we do, and why we matter. The History Committee preserves, displays and shares the history of the American Legion Auxiliary. The heart of the Auxiliary is in its unique records, items that our officers, members, directors, employees, and volunteers have donated, produced and compiled over the years. They provide unique testimony to the achievements of the organization, stimulate pride and enthusiasm among our members, and are invaluable to society by serving as informative and educational resource to a variety of potential users. This is a two-person project so find someone to assist. This is a good time to enlist the help of your 9Th-12th grade Junior members as it is a required activity in earning the History Patch. I would also like to award a $10.00 personal award to the best Auxiliary History Photo, Video and Narrative By May 31st 2017. Please make sure your name, Unit name and what Division you are from.


Phone: 309-663-9366
Fax: 309-663-5827
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