Eugene "Cougar" Greene Post & Auxiliary# 48

Supporting VeteransVeteran Families, and our Communty  

 

Veteran Military Support

Poppy Program - The Auxiliary promotes the poppy as a symbol of the sacrifices our military have made, a symbol to open people’s hearts and inspire them to donate. 


Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation - Whatever a veteran needs – job assistance, transportation, food, clothing, etc. – Auxiliary volunteers will do their best to provide it.


Legislative - As advocates for our veterans, we encourage our members to contact their elected officials by phone, email, or letter to implore them to keep the needs and sacrifices of our military and their families front and center as they go about their legislative work on behalf of their constituents – that’s all of us!

AMERICANISM

Family Support The Auxiliary creates opportunities that all Americans can do to show our respect and set positive examples of living as grateful, patriotic citizens. The Auxiliary provides learning opportunities and instructional resources for important things every good citizen should know, such as learning about the Constitution and flying the flag on patriotic holidays.


COMMUNITY SERVICE  

Whether it is 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, Auxiliary members are continuously at work in their communities, demonstrating the compassion and heart we have for those who serve our country and give so much.


EDUCATION

The Auxiliary supports a number of scholarship programs. These include the Children of Warriors National Presidents’ Scholarship, awarded annually to 15 outstanding students who are the children and grandchildren of veterans; the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship, awarded annually to five students who are members of The American Legion, Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion; and the Spirit of Youth Scholarship, awarded annually to one Junior Auxiliary member in each of the Auxiliary’s five national divisions. Units and departments are encouraged to publicize the availability of these scholarship programs in their communities and establish new scholarships at the local level.

HONORING OUR VETERANS!
There is simply not enough time in the day to adequately honor veterans for their service to our country.  We honor our veterans on a regular basis:
  • Daily - Thank a veteran for his/her service to our country.
  • Monthly - Food distribution, rides to VA appointments, home chores, financial assistance.
  • Annually - Welcome Home Vietnam Era Veterans Parade and Honoring Korean War Veterans, Veteran's Day Parade