American Legion Auxiliary Unit 51




LCpl Budd M. Cote'



Eligibility Requirements:

Women are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary if they are themselves a veteran who served honorably or if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Sister
  • Daughter
  • Granddaughter
  • Great Granddaughter
  • Grandmother
  • Great Grandmother

    of an active duty servicemember or veteran who served honorably during any of the eligible war eras liisted in the table at right. Step-relatives in the categories above, such as step-mother, step-sister, step-daughter, are also eligible.

Eligibility Dates:

World War I
April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918

World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946

U.S. Merchant Marines
Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946

Korean War
June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955

Vietnam War
Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975

Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984

Dec. 20, 1989 to Jan. 31, 1990

Desert Shield/Storm/War on Terror
Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation

"The Poppy Story"

From the battlefields of World War I, weary soldiers brought home the memory of a barren landscape transformed by wild poppies, red as the blood that had soaked the soil. By that miracle of nature, the spirit of their lost comrades lived on.

The poppy became a symbol of the sacrifice of lives in war and represented the hope that none had died in vain. The American Legion Auxiliary Poppy has continued to bloom for the casualties of four wars, its petals of paper bound together for veterans by veterans, reminding America each year that the men and women who have served and died for their country deserve to be remembered.

Poppy Day has become a familiar tradition in almost every American community. This distribution of the bright red memorial flower to the public is one of the oldest and most widely recognized programs of the American Legion Auxiliary.

This poppy, as a memorial flower to the war dead, can be traced to a single individual, Miss Moina Michael. She was so moved by Lt. Col. McCrae's poem, "In Flanders Fields," that she wrote a response:

. . . the blood of heroes never dies

But lends a luster to the red

Of the flower that blooms above the dead

In Flanders' Fields.

On impulse, she bought a bouquet of poppies – all that New York City's Wanamaker's Department Store had – and handed them to businessmen meeting at the New York YMCA where she worked. She asked them to wear the poppy as a tribute to the fallen. That was November 1918. World War I was over, but America's sons would rest forever "in Flanders' Fields." Later she would spearhead a campaign that would result in the adoption of the poppy as the national symbol of sacrifice.


 If you have the heart and passion to serve others
and want to help lead this Unit to something
the community can be proud of, please email or call (702) 546-6355
Vice President
Sergeant At Arms
Post Office Box 570062
Las Vegas, NV  89157-0062


Honor your families service.  Step up and make a difference today by becoming a member.

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