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Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation

My theme this year is: "Be a Hero, to our Super Heroes" The Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Committee is to promote programs and services that assist and enhance the lives of veterans and their families, ensuring restoration and/or transition to normally functioning lives. What can we do? By getting involved: ...

Service to Veterans

There’s no need to fear our super volunteers are here” is my theme for the 23-24 ALA service year. We’ve had some tough times being able to volunteer in our Veterans homes, hospitals and CBOCs the last few years. As restrictions are being lifted, it is time to let everyone ...


Our theme for the Poppy Program this year is: “Superheroes Distributing Poppies for Our Special Heroes.” The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of ...

National Security

The National Security Program includes supporting not only our Veterans but active-duty military member and their families as well. Your Unit can be involved and support them in many ways including: providing occasional childcare for a military family, lending a listening ear, or hosting a send-off or welcome-home event. Cards ...


This year’s theme is “Serving Our Veterans: The REAL Super Heroes” Our Legislative program is under the direction of the American Legion. We support their initiatives by the strength of our numbers in membership. We are non-partisan: never choosing a party or who to vote for as a group, but ...

Junior Activities

Training and Mentoring our Superhero Sidekicks to serve our Veterans Now and in the Future. Preparations are underway for the 2023 – 2024 Department of Illinois ALA Juniors and young Sons Conference which will be held at the Best Western in Monticello, Illinois on April 13th and 14th 2024. Please ...

Holiday Gifts

"Celebrating the Holidays with our Real Heroes" Not every hero wears a cape, and the Holiday Gift Shop department will make sure our real heroes will not be forgotten at Christmas and Easter. As in past years, the Christmas Holiday Gift shops make it possible for veterans residing in VA ...


This year’s education theme is “Education is our super power” The Purpose of the Education committee is to promote quality education for children—especially for military children—and adults. That is a standing Rule #6, Mission Outreach programs. What we can do? Enhance respect for the sacrifices of our military heroes among ...

Community Service

The Community Service theme this year is "Serving Our Veterans, The Real Superheroes, and Our Communities." The American Legion Auxiliary Community Service program promotes who we are through our committment to our Communities, state and nation. Become visible in your community. Become involved in the community service projects. Work with ...

Children and Youth

Calling on all mini-heroes from the universe to help protect and serve the home front, while our heroes are out battling bigger villains and criminals. We need to improvise, adapt and overcome! Let me introduce myself, I’m Sue Johnson, kid name Gwen Stacey, alias Ghost-Spider. I’m one of the coolest ...


This year our motto will be “Let Teaching Patriotism be Our Superpower.” In order to be an effective teacher, you must first know and un understand the material. Immerse yourself in every facet of the Americanism program. You can start with your junior members whether they are organized or just ...

ALA Illini Girls State

The 2024 ALA IGS session will be “Teaching real life superpowers to our furture leaders through hands-on experiences--no capes needed!”. The 83rd session of ALA Illini Girls State will be held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston from Sunday June 16th to Saturday June 22nd, 2024. Staff ...


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