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American Legion


Unit 101 - Benicia, CA

Janeen Thomas

Elaine Ratelle

Joyce Gray



1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Janeen Thomas


Meeting are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1900 hours in the Harrison Room




We know that military service is a sacrifice for the whole family, so ALA members quietly look for ways to ease the burden—whatever it takes to get that family back on their feet physically, mentally, socially and vocationally. If we don’t have the resources, we connect military families with our partners who do.In honoring our veterans, one of our core values is to demonstrate and pass on respect for our country and our nation’s flag.

We promote patriotic youth programs, most notably the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and Girls Nation programs, held regionally and nationally, along with education programs, contests and scholarships in local school systems.Making our communities better places in which to live is another core value put into action by American Legion Auxiliary members every day across the country. Whether hosting a stand down to bring vital health and support services to homeless veterans, or coordinating a send-off or welcome-home event for a deployed military unit, ALA members are continuously at work in their communities, demonstrating the compassion and heart we have for those who serve our country and protect our freedoms.

As we approach our centennial in 2019, ALA members take a great deal of pride in our accomplishments, but we know there is still important work ahead as new, young servicemembers grow older. 


With nearly 800,000 members who make up the national organization known as the American Legion Auxiliary it is with great pride that we recognize the individual members that make us...


the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world! 

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. 


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


  • Become involved in events honoring those who served

  • Meet other Veterans and supporters of the Armed Forces

  • Access to Members Only Lounge

  • Discounted rate for renting the hall

  • Discount on purchases through Dell, Apple, and other vendors*

  • Car Rental discounts through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National*

  • Hotel Discounts with Motel 6 and Wyndham Group

  • Plus much more!  Visit Legion.org/benefits for more information.

*Discount provided by merchant as is subject to change without notice




A person who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. The mother, wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.


  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)

  • Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II)

  • June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)

  • Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

  • Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 (Lebanon / Grenada)

  • Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990 (Panama)

  • Aug. 2, 1990 to today (Gulf War / War On Terrorism)


Please note meeting attendance is not a requirement of membership, however we do encourge all members to attend

Ready to Join?

Step 1: Download and fill out a  Membership Application 

Step 2: Submit the form, your dues, and proof or your relative's service to the Veterans Hall