National Convention:  Chicago, Illinois  November 18-21, 1945: Newly elected National President Mrs. Walter Craven was presented by her state’s delegation: Judge Henry Stevens (Past National Commander), Mrs. Craven, Miss Arelia Adams, Department Secretary, Mrs. W.C. Alexander, NEC and Miss Betty Robinson, Mrs. Craven’s niece.

National Convention:  Chicago, Illinois  November 18-21, 1945: Newly elected National President Mrs. Walter Craven was presented by her state’s delegation: Judge Henry Stevens (Past National Commander), Mrs. Craven, Miss Arelia Adams, Department Secretary, Mrs. W.C. Alexander, NEC and Miss Betty Robinson, Mrs. Craven’s niece.

National Convention:  Chicago, Illinois  November 18-21, 1945:  Past National President Amelia Morris and Past National President Lorena Hahn are seen enjoying the Convention 25th Anniversary Luncheon.

National Convention:  Chicago, Illinois  November 18-21, 1945:  Past National President Amelia Morris and Past National President Lorena Hahn are seen enjoying the Convention 25th Anniversary Luncheon.

4/27/1962 — American Legion Auxiliary 1961 Past National President Mrs. Howard McKay (second from left) with others including Ronald Reagan.

4/27/1962 — American Legion Auxiliary 1961 Past National President Mrs. Howard McKay (second from left) with others including Ronald Reagan.

National Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana  1944:  Past National President Mrs. James Morris (38-39) and National President Mrs. Charles Gilbert stand near the painting St. Nazaire Memorial which portrays the statue marking the spot where the first American troops landed in France during World War I.

National Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana  1944:  Past National President Mrs. James Morris (38-39) and National President Mrs. Charles Gilbert stand near the painting St. Nazaire Memorial which portrays the statue marking the spot where the first American troops landed in France during World War I.

National Convention: Chicago, Illinois  November 18-21, 1945: States Dinner - l to r  Miss Mary Bales (Ernie Pyle’s aunt) and Mademoiselle Samea Seymour, president of Paris, France Unit #1.

National Convention: Chicago, Illinois  November 18-21, 1945: States Dinner - l to r  Miss Mary Bales (Ernie Pyle’s aunt) and Mademoiselle Samea Seymour, president of Paris, France Unit #1.

1924 American Legion Auxiliary Officers

1924 American Legion Auxiliary Officers

In Memorial Hospital No. 90, at Muskogee Okla. This veteran has three dependents, who were being aided by local charities until he was able to help them himself by making the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies. He is unable to make them entirely by himself, but depends on assistance from his buddies in the ward with him..

In Memorial Hospital No. 90, at Muskogee Okla. This veteran has three dependents, who were being aided by local charities until he was able to help them himself by making the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies. He is unable to make them entirely by himself, but depends on assistance from his buddies in the ward with him..

No. 2   Group of patients making American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies in Memorial Hospital No. 90 in Muskogee, Okla. These boys are all maintaining their wives and children by making poppies while they are here in this hospital receiving treatment.

No. 2   Group of patients making American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies in Memorial Hospital No. 90 in Muskogee, Okla. These boys are all maintaining their wives and children by making poppies while they are here in this hospital receiving treatment.

THE NEW AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY “MEMORIAL ROOM”  at Cushing Veterans Administration Hospital, Framingham, provides many recreational features for the use of hospitalized veterans. Here, Mrs. Harry Parker, of Westboro, Gold Star mother who volunteers her services at Cushing, finds a favorite radio program for an unidentified patient.

THE NEW AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY “MEMORIAL ROOM”  at Cushing Veterans Administration Hospital, Framingham, provides many recreational features for the use of hospitalized veterans. Here, Mrs. Harry Parker, of Westboro, Gold Star mother who volunteers her services at Cushing, finds a favorite radio program for an unidentified patient.

DISTRIBUTING BASKETS OF FOOD to needy families is one of the annual projects of Archie Hay Unit of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Members of the Unit are shown here as they packed 48 baskets with potatoes, meat, vegetable, milk and canned goods. Into each basket went food stuff valued at from $15 to $20, depending upon the size of the family for which it was intended. April 1950.

DISTRIBUTING BASKETS OF FOOD to needy families is one of the annual projects of Archie Hay Unit of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Members of the Unit are shown here as they packed 48 baskets with potatoes, meat, vegetable, milk and canned goods. Into each basket went food stuff valued at from $15 to $20, depending upon the size of the family for which it was intended. April 1950.

Past National President Mrs. Luther D. Johnson, 1963-1964. March of Dimes. 

Past National President Mrs. Luther D. Johnson, 1963-1964. March of Dimes.