Ladies Auxiliary

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National President

 Barbara Valley

We, the mothers, wives, widows, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, stepdaughters and
granddaughters of the American Veteran and female veterans, fully realizing our
responsibilities to the community, State and nation, associate ourselves for the following
purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to
safeguard the principles of freedom, liberty and justice for all; to promote the cause of peace
and good will among nations; to maintain inviolate the freedom of our country; to preserve
the fundamentals of democracy and Americanism; to perpetuate the friendship and
associations of the American Veteran and to dedicate ourselves to the cause of mutual
assistance…this by the grace of God.
Eligibility for membership in the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary shall be limited
to the mothers, wives, grandmothers, regardless of age, and to the daughters, stepdaughters
(a stepdaughter must have been a dependent of an AMVET or deceased veteran prior to their
eighteenth birthday to be eligible), sisters and granddaughters, not less than 18 years of age,
of regular members of AMVETS; and to the mothers and widows, regardless of age, and to
the daughters, sisters and granddaughters (of a veteran serving after September 15, 1940
or later), not less than 18 years of age, of deceased veterans who would have been eligible
for membership in AMVETS, and female veterans who served honorably in the Armed
Forces of the United States after September 15, 1940, or as an American Citizen in the
Armed Forces of Allied countries after September 15, 1940, and before May 8, 1975, who
maintain their AMVET membership unless they meet the established eligibility criteria. The
term mother shall be construed to include any female member of the family, or any female
guardian of such person or deceased veteran, who has exercised or is exercising the care and
responsibility for the rearing of such person or deceased veteran. The term granddaughter
may include great granddaughter.

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