American Legion Auxiliary Dept of New Jersey

American Legion Auxiliary Dept of New Jersey we are the largest patriotic women's organization in the world Purposes

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"

11/11/2021
11/10/2021
11/08/2021

As part of #ANCVirtualVisitation, all #TOMB100 events will be live streamed. Please see below for details on how to participate virtually.

Public Flower Ceremony (Nov. 9)
8:00–9:00 a.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27490
Noon–1:00 p.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27491
4:00–5:00 p.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27492

Public Flower Ceremony (Nov. 10)
8:00–9:00 a.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27495
Noon–1:00 p.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27496
4:00–5:00 p.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27497

Joint Full Honors Procession and Joint Service Aerial Review (Flyover) (Nov. 11)
9:00-9:30 a.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27623

Presidential Armed Forces Wreath Ceremony
11 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27489

National Veterans Day Observance
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. EST: www.dvidshub.net/webcast/27487

Photos from The Chapel of Four Chaplains & The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation's post
11/02/2021

Photos from The Chapel of Four Chaplains & The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation's post

Timeline Photos
11/02/2021

Timeline Photos

Have you ever wondered who makes the gifts that keep the American Legion Auxiliary mission alive, and who is helped by those donations? This #GivingTuesday, we will introduce you to some of the Faces Behind the Funds – the people who at each step in the process, make the ALA Foundation successful in its endeavor to supporting as many veterans, military, and their families as possible. YOU can become a Face Behind the Funds with a gift today!
https://donate.legion-aux.org/GivingTuesday

Photos from The Chapel of Four Chaplains & The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation's post
10/29/2021

Photos from The Chapel of Four Chaplains & The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation's post

10/28/2021

THE AMERICAN LEGION
High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
“A Constitutional Speech Contest”
The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students. Over $203,500 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets a $25,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $22,500, and third gets $20,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $2,000 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $2,000 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.

The New Jersey Contest will award a $4,000 scholarship for the first place winner, $2,500 for second place, $2,000 for third place and $1,000 each for fourth and fifth place.

The New Jersey winner will advance to the National Finals Contest, a weekend’s competition of Quarter-final, Semi-final and National final contests that are held in the headquarters city of The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana. The 2021 National Finals will be April 9 – 11 in Indianapolis at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46241, (317) 248-2481. Quarterfinal and semifinal contests are scheduled for Saturday, April 10 with the finals scheduled for Sunday, April 11.

The contact information listed is provided for your convenience. Find the county that you live in or attend school in and contact the associated District Chairman for guidance.

10/26/2021
10/24/2021

Today marks the centennial of the selection of the World War I Unknown Soldier!

#OnThisDay in 1921, in Châlons-sur-Marne, France, decorated World War I veteran Sgt. Edward Younger received the honor of making the selection. After circling the caskets of the four candidates, he placed a spray of white roses upon one. This would be America’s Unknown Soldier, who would rest forever in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Learn more about Edward Younger (who is laid to rest at ANC in Section 18) in our new blog post by ANC Historian Tim Frank. Read now at https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Blog/Post/11465/A-Humble-Sergeant-Edward-F-Younger-and-the-Unknown-Soldier.

Image credit from the US National Archives.

10/22/2021

In honor of the upcoming #Tomb100 procession, we wrote about General Patton’s role 100 years ago.

In 1921, Major George S. Patton Jr. held an important role during ceremonies for America’s World War I Unknown Soldier. The man who would become an iconic general, known for commanding victorious armies in World War II, was then the commander of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment’s 3rd Cavalry Squadron. On November 9, 1921, Patton helped es**rt the Unknown Soldier’s casket from the USS Olympia to the U.S. Capitol, where the Unknown would lie in state for two days. On November 11, the day of the Unknown’s burial ceremony, he marched in the procession that es**rted the casket to Arlington National Cemetery.

Read the rest of the blog post here: https://arlingtoncemetery.mil/Blog/Post/11460/Patton-and-World-War-I-s-Unknown-Soldier

10/21/2021

WEDNESDAY WISDOM - GENERAL COLIN L. POWELL

In his memory we recall his “13 Rules of Leadership” from 1989.
1. It ain't as bad as you think.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done.
5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
6. Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7. You can't make someone else's choices.
8. Check small things.
9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision.
12. Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

IMAGE: By Army Artist Peter G. Varisano, General Colin Powell, oil on canvas, 1995
#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC

Unit Member of the Year
10/21/2021

Unit Member of the Year

Service to Veterans Report Forms
10/21/2021

Service to Veterans Report Forms

Wish List Lyons
10/21/2021

Wish List Lyons

Wish List Lyons

Mark your calendars!  Baltimore here we come!
10/15/2021

Mark your calendars! Baltimore here we come!

Mark your calendars! Baltimore here we come!

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10/13/2021

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10/07/2021
Do you have a Unit member in your Community who is always the go to person?  The member who volunteers to take care of t...
10/05/2021

Do you have a Unit member in your Community who is always the go to person? The member who volunteers to take care of the sick, the elderly, the lonely, or someone who just needs a helping hand? They are not caring for a veteran, but they are still a Caregiver in the Community. Here is a way to reward their volunteer efforts. For more Information, please go to alaforveterans.org under Community Service. Please share with all units and members. Hugs to all. 💓

Do you have a Unit member in your Community who is always the go to person? The member who volunteers to take care of the sick, the elderly, the lonely, or someone who just needs a helping hand? They are not caring for a veteran, but they are still a Caregiver in the Community. Here is a way to reward their volunteer efforts. For more Information, please go to alaforveterans.org under Community Service. Please share with all units and members. Hugs to all. 💓

National VA&R
10/05/2021

National VA&R

Cathedral of the Air - Clean up
10/03/2021
Cathedral of the Air Clean-up

Cathedral of the Air - Clean up

Volunteers from the American Legion, Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, and the Navy itself help clean the Cathedral of the Air in Manchester Township, New J...

10/03/2021

If you have pictures of the POW/MIA today - Please share! 😊

Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post
09/26/2021

Photos from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)'s post

09/26/2021

On this Gold Star Mother’s Day during the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial, we are highlighting Gold Star mothers’ connections to the Tomb.

During World War I, the gold star came to represent the wartime loss of a loved one. Gold Star mothers have played a key role at the Tomb since its creation. They were involved in the ceremonies surrounding the burial of the WWI Unknown in 1921 and they have commemorated the Tomb ever since. For many of these mothers, the Tomb was the only grave they had to visit. This 1934 photo shows the annual pilgrimage of Gold Star mothers of New York and nearby states to the Tomb, just one of many ways Gold Star mothers have honored the Tomb over the past century.

Photo Source: National Archives

09/25/2021
Mobile Uploads
09/19/2021

Mobile Uploads

09/17/2021

#ALAJuniors in New Jersey participated in a 9-11 service.
#ALARockstars
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More from the 1930 National Convention
06/30/2021

More from the 1930 National Convention

1930 National Convention Boston, Massachusetts
06/30/2021

1930 National Convention Boston, Massachusetts

Address

1540 Kuser Rd, Ste A8
Hamilton Township, NJ
08619

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Values Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes.... Commitment to the four founding principles; - Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families Tradition of patriotism and citizenship Personal integrity and family values Respect for the uniqueness of individual members Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members Adherence to the adopted policies and rules

Telephone

(609) 581-9580

Website

www.alanj.org

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Wishing everyone a successful, progressive year of accomplishments. Congratulations and best wishes.
Unit 12 Junior Auxiliary Poppy Planting!!
Unit 12 Junior Auxiliary Poppy Plant.
Department Executive Meeting October 10th. Zoom style. We are still working the mission with Ruby Cramer.
More than three months have passed since many states when to stay-at-home orders, and though some of those states have reopened or started to reopen, the American Legion Family has continued to provide assistance. Some of the examples of those efforts include American Legion Department of Alabama Post 1948, Eugene Obregon American Legion Post 804, The American Legion Department of Illinois Post 342, Betterton American Legion Post 246, Nebraska American Legion members, New Hampshire Sons of The American Legion Alternate National Executive Committeeman John Cook, American Legion Post 524, American Legion Auxiliary Dept of New Jersey Unit 396, Legion Riders OK Post 153, American Legion Department of West Virginia Post 2 and Unit 2, and ALR Post 6 Cheyenne. Please keep sharing your stories via www.legiontown.org.