American Legion Auxiliary Unit 597

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 597 The Auxiliary of the American Legion Unit 597 is housed at the American Legion Post 597 in Downtown Carrollton.

Our primary focus is to help veterans, their families and the community, through various charitable opportunities. This page is to keep our members and community informed of our endeavors.

Mission: Preamble for The American Legion Auxiliary: For God and Country, We associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

Vets Helping Vets
08/06/2020

Vets Helping Vets

National Purple Heart Day: Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7th each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

August 7, 1782 is the day when: at his headquarters in Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army, creates the “Badge for Military Merit,” a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word Merit stitched across the face in silver. The badge was to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action” and permitted its wearer to pass guards and sentinels without challenge. The honoree’s name and regiment were also to be inscribed in a “Book of Merit.” Washington’s “Purple Heart” was awarded to only three known soldiers during the Revolutionary War: Elijah Churchill, William Brown, and Daniel Bissell, Jr. The “Book of Merit” was lost, and the decoration was largely forgotten until 1927, when General Charles P. Summerall, the U.S. Army chief of staff, sent an unsuccessful draft bill to Congress to “revive the Badge of Military Merit.” In 1931, Summerall’s successor, General Douglas MacArthur, took up the cause, hoping to reinstate the medal in time for the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth.

On February 22, 1932, Washington’s 200th birthday, the U.S. War Department announced the creation of the “Order of the Purple Heart.” In addition to aspects of Washington’s original design, the new Purple Heart also displays a bust of Washington and his coat of arms.

The Purple Heart is the oldest American military decoration for military merit, is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy. It is also awarded to soldiers who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.

If anyone would like to help an American Hero celebrate his 100th Bday please send to the attached address. 🇺🇸
08/06/2020

If anyone would like to help an American Hero celebrate his 100th Bday please send to the attached address. 🇺🇸

Show us your Red, White + Blue!!!#americanism#ala597
07/03/2020

Show us your Red, White + Blue!!!
#americanism
#ala597

Department of Texas Military Order of Purple Heart
07/03/2020

Department of Texas Military Order of Purple Heart

The Fort Hood boot memorial is open to visitors through July 5. Approximately 7,800 boots, honoring the lives of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have made the ultimate sacrifice since Sept. 11, 2001. The wearing of face coverings is a requirement on the military base. Post Location: Sadowski Field - III Corps Parade Field Fort Hood, Texas 76544 United States

In honor of America’s Bday this weekend let’s share our Patriotic photo’s on our pages! ♥️♥️♥️🇺🇸
07/02/2020

In honor of America’s Bday this weekend let’s share our Patriotic photo’s on our pages! ♥️♥️♥️🇺🇸

Thank You to everyone who helped us paint the Square in Red, White + Blue tonight for the 4th of July!  Happy Bday Ameri...
07/02/2020

Thank You to everyone who helped us paint the Square in Red, White + Blue tonight for the 4th of July! Happy Bday America!!! 🇺🇸 #americanism #ala597 ♥️♥️♥️🇺🇸

07/02/2020

A BIG Thank You to everyone who came out to help place flags for the 4th of July!!! Happy Birthday America!!! 🇺🇸

Anyone who would like to join us in putting out flags in the Square for the 4th of July please meet at the Legion on 7-1...
06/30/2020

Anyone who would like to join us in putting out flags in the Square for the 4th of July please meet at the Legion on 7-1-20 at 6 PM. Let’s show our Americanism to our neighbors! 🇺🇸

Join us for the Queen of ♥️’s Friday!Tickets $2.00Drawing at 7:45 PM
06/26/2020

Join us for the Queen of ♥️’s Friday!
Tickets $2.00
Drawing at 7:45 PM

06/14/2020
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All members are invited to attend this first meeting to hear and share ideas on upcoming Post events.

events meeting 6/18/2020 7 pm be there or be square

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters
06/14/2020

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters

Today is Flag Day!
#FlagDay #AmericanLegionAuxiliary

Please join us today in celebration of Flag Day and help spread our favorite photo’s of our American Flag on Facebook. W...
06/14/2020

Please join us today in celebration of Flag Day and help spread our favorite photo’s of our American Flag on Facebook. We would love to see your flags and any other local favorites in your neighborhood! 🇺🇸
*please hashtag pics #flagday #ala597

06/12/2020

TGIF!
Come join us toinght for Queen of Hearts!
$2.00 ticket

06/12/2020

Get your Flag pics ready to share on Flag Day 6-14-20!
#flagday #ala597

06/11/2020

Who’s ready for Flag Day?!?

Show us your flags
#flagday #ala597

American Legion Post 597, Carrollton, TX
06/11/2020

American Legion Post 597, Carrollton, TX

Make sure to come in and get yourself a ticket. Deb will be behind the bar

Queen of ♥️’s is back starting Friday!!!
06/11/2020

Queen of ♥️’s is back starting Friday!!!

Come join us for the Queen of ❤️’s tonight!

Tickets $2.00 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Drawing held at 6:45 every Tuesday

Today is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day. As with most events during this ongoing Covid-19 pandemic all events were cancel...
06/06/2020

Today is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day. As with most events during this ongoing Covid-19 pandemic all events were cancelled this year. Please take a moment in remembrance for all who were there. ♥️

Our Auxiliary helped place flags around the Veterans Memorial here in Carrolton for Memorial Day Weekend. We invited the...
06/05/2020

Our Auxiliary helped place flags around the Veterans Memorial here in Carrolton for Memorial Day Weekend. We invited the community to join us in adding their own flags. Over 400 flags were placed to help remember and honor our fallen veterans. Please feel free to add your own photo’s. 🇺🇸
*photo credit Donna Engel

Only 9 days till Flag Day! 🇺🇸Help us share photo’s of our American Flag’s to everyone!  We would love to see your flag a...
06/05/2020

Only 9 days till Flag Day! 🇺🇸

Help us share photo’s of our American Flag’s to everyone! We would love to see your flag and others in our community! 🇺🇸
#flagday #americanism #ala597

American Legion Post 597, Carrollton, TX
06/04/2020

American Legion Post 597, Carrollton, TX

New update from Governor Abbott😊
The American Legion New Rules as of 6/3/20

06/02/2020
05/25/2020
Quick reminder that Flags should be flown at half staff until sunset May 24th, 2020 (tonight). 🇺🇸
05/24/2020

Quick reminder that Flags should be flown at half staff until sunset May 24th, 2020 (tonight). 🇺🇸

Happy National Poppy Day!
05/22/2020

Happy National Poppy Day!

#PoppyDay #AmericanLegionFamily #AmericanLegionAuxiliary The American Legion National Headquarters

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters
05/20/2020

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters

Looking for ways to teach young children about poppies? Barbara Walsh, the author of The Poppy Lady, has resources for parents and teachers. Click the links below for an article in Highlights magazine and an activity guide.

Highlights for Children article: https://bit.ly/3g5TiEU
Activity guide: https://bit.ly/2z7Fp8K

05/19/2020

Auxiliary Meeting Thursday May 21st for Election of Officers at Post 597 at 7:00.

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters
05/16/2020

American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters

#ArmedForcesDay

05/16/2020
The American Legion National Headquarters
05/15/2020

The American Legion National Headquarters

The latest from National Commander Bill Oxford on the #coronavirus.
Dear American Legion Family,
It’s not surprising that a high percentage of first responders are military veterans. Service and sacrifice are synonymous with each of these professions.
Tomorrow, May 15, is Peace Officers Memorial Day. The president of the United States has authorized that American Flags be displayed at half-staff. The American Legion has a long history of support for law-enforcement. The COVID-19 emergency is just the latest chapter in the history of peace officers putting the safety of others before their own.
Bill Oxford
National Commander

Happy Nurses Week!
05/11/2020

Happy Nurses Week!

05/11/2020
Happy Nurses Day! ❤️#nationalnursesday
05/07/2020

Happy Nurses Day! ❤️
#nationalnursesday

Sending out Texas Sized THANK YOU’S to all off those on the Frontlines!!!#ALAThankU #ala597
05/01/2020

Sending out Texas Sized THANK YOU’S to all off those on the Frontlines!!!
#ALAThankU #ala597

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1024 S Elm St
Carrollton, TX
75006

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don't forget queen of hearts starts back this friday the 12th
Always a good time with good people.