A Community of Volunteers Serving Veterans, Military and their Families.


Our Mission

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.


Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.


While originally organized to assist The American Legion, the Auxiliary 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.


The American Legion Auxiliary is made up of the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and direct and adopted female descendants of members of The American Legion. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and its ideals.

Visit our National Website or Department of Connecticut for detailed information. 

For more information on Unit 96 in West Hartford, CT, please email ‚ÄčALAUnit96CT@gmail.com


Hayes-Velhage Unit 96

West Hartford

District 1, Connecticut


ALA Unit 96 Officers. 2022-2023

President Jenn McLeod

Vice President Jeanne Berry

Secretary/Treasurer Penny Smith

Chaplain Rita Kirby

Historian Elaine Kotler



ALA Unit 96 is in District 1 of the  American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Connecticut, Inc.  Jenn McLeod is Senior Vice President and Membership Chairman and Jeanne Berry is Historian for ALA Department of CT.


The VA at 287 West Street, Building 50, Second Floor, in Rocky Hill is home of the American Legion Auxiliary Headquarters.  

American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Connecticut, Inc.

P.O. Box 266, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0266