Auxiliary History

1936: Let’s start with our charter…


The required number of persons duly qualified for membership having applied therefor and such application having been approved in due form.

Now therefore, pursuant to the powers conferred by the Constitution of The American Legion Auxiliary, this Charter is granted and those applying together with such others as may unite with them, are hereby authorized to establish and maintain a Unit of the


at Reisterstown, of Reisterstown Post No. 116 Department of Maryland, and this instrument, unless revoked or suspended, shall be conclusive evidence of the lawful existence thereof.

By the acceptance of this Charter, the said Unit acknowledges irrevocable jurisdiction and declares itself to be in all things subject to the Constitutions of The American Legion Auxiliary and of the Department of Maryland, and the rules, regulations, orders and laws promulgated in pursuance thereof; and further the said Unit pledges itself, through its members, to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution of The United States and the principles of true Americanism, for the common welfare of the living and in solemn commemoration of those who died that liberty might not perish from the Earth.

In Witness Thereof, this charter is given under the hand and seal of the National President, duly attested by the National Secretary, at Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, this 3rd day of Januuary, 1936; and countersigned by the President and the Secretary for the Department of Maryland, at Baltimore the 13th day of January, 1936.


Theodora Farley (Department President)

Lillian E. Winkler (Department Secretary)


Ada Muchlestone (National President)

Gwendolyn W. Ulassedowell (National Secretary)