History & Facts
The Auxiliary, organized in 1919 to assist The American Legion, is much more than the name implies. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary's interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.
Through its nearly 12,000 Units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. It is solidly behind America today as it was when it was founded.
Patriotism is a personal commitment for American Legion Auxiliary members. We place great importance on community involvement and responsible citizenship.
The Auxiliary has conceived and implemented hundreds of programs for veterans, their families, young people and the community at large. Many programs have been expanded and now are commonly accepted institutions within the community and nation.
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Unit #375 has been very busy with activities to benefit veterans, the active military, and their families, and our community. In our community we have contributed to the Mukwonago Community Commission, the Mukwonago Food Pantry and the Cancer Foundation.
We awarded 4 scholarships of $1000 each to deserving Mukwonago seniors. We donate to the M. Louise Wilson Loan Fund, High Ground, Camp American Legion, Zablocki Christmas gifts, Fisher House, Trees for Home, King Day Dinner, USO, and fund three girls to BGS. Coupons are cut and mailed for soldiers and families overseas. Poppy money is used for veterans.
Veterans from Zablocki visit five times per year for dinner given by the Post. Packed cookies and candy (donated by members), and $5 (from the Auxiliary) are given to each veteran when they leave to go back to Zablocki.
Our biggest fund raiser is Maxwell Street Days where we sell food one Saturday in June, July, and September. We also earn money from selling donated desserts from Auxiliary members at the Cod Fish Dinners and Shrimp Nights hosted by the Post. We sold t-shirts with “What Is A Veteran?” on the front, and the definition of the question on the back of the t-shirt. We, also, participated in Midnight Magic in Mukwonago. Lastly, we participated twice a year in the Culvers Community Night also known as Scoopie Night where members work shifts greeting customers, runners taking orders to the table and outside. We earn 10% of the profits (minus the sales tax) from 5-8 PM.
Also included in our Auxiliary activities where we are actively involved is the annual American Legion Post 375 picnic, the Legacy Run, Veterans Parade in Milwaukee, Veterans Day Dinner/Dance, Veterans Day ceremony at Linden Ridge, Memorial Day Parade in Mukwonago and then the Memorial Day luncheon, annual Pot Luck Dinner In September with the Badger girls as our guests, funeral luncheons and Walk Thrus, and National Night Out.
We volunteer where and when we can. Members have attended the State Convention, the Fall Forum, District Fall Conference, and District Spring Conference. Unit #375 of Mukwonago is proud to be members of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.
American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #375 of Mukwonago