American Legion Auxiliary
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is a U.S.-headquartered patriotic service organization for women interested in voluntary service. It is a non-profit organization, affiliated with The American Legion
American Legion
The American Legion is a mutual-aid organization of veterans of the United States armed forces chartered by the United States Congress. It was founded to benefit those veterans who served during a wartime period as defined by Congress...

 (a veterans' service organization). There are nearly one million Auxiliary members in 10,100 communities across the world.

The American Legion Auxiliary is an organization with dedicated, empowered women across the world, who are devoted to America's veterans (current and past), children and youth, with the notion of inspiring Auxiliary members' communities.

The American Legion Auxiliary is responsible for programs such as: Girls State, Girls Nation
Girls Nation
Girls Nation is an annual civic training event run by the American Legion Auxiliary. It is analogous to Boys Nation.The first American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation was held August 9-August 14, 1947, with 82 girls and 41 states participating. It has been held each year subsequently...

, Freedoms Foundation, educational scholarships and is a national co-sponsor of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

The American Legion Auxiliary National President is Rita Navaretta and the National Headquarters are located in Indianapolis
Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana, and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population is 839,489. It is by far Indiana's largest city and, as of the 2010 U.S...

, Indiana.

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