About Us


AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is a subordinate of AMVETS (www.amvets.org). We have been in the business of assisting veterans and their communities for over 50 years. It's a volunteer effort that we proudly carry out. From looking after our veterans and their families to those hospitalized and in need - all related to a veteran ourselves - are committed to working for the good of our country and the needs of its citizens. We firmly believe that our service to our family members in the military did not stop with their discharge. For that reason, Auxiliary members across the nation give their time and efforts to ensure that our veterans' needs are met.

Our Motto

We Waited Together - Now Lets Work Together!


Our History

AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary

In 1946, AMVETS National Commander, Mr. Jack Hardy, instructed AMVETS Liaison Officer, Mr. Bernhardt, to contact all AMVETS Auxiliaries in the United States for the purpose of organizing the National Department of AMVETS Auxiliary. Commander Hardy also established, at that time, an Auxiliary Liaison Committee within AMVETS. Serving on that committee were Mr. Bernhardt, Mr. Thad, Males of California and George Burke of Florida. In September of that year Mr. Bernhardt call this National AMVETS Auxiliary organizational meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Representatives from thirteen states, all delegates and alternates attended this meeting and were made members of the Executive Committee. These pioneer members who were present at the pre-Convention meeting in Pittsburgh in 1946 set in motion the wheels of the organization.

National Founders, September 1946

Mrs. Edith Males* - California  


Mrs. Ruth Patsos - Washington, DC

                                                                      Mrs. Elizabeth Roose - Florida

      Mrs. Marguerite Blanton - Florida

                                                                      Mrs. Maxine Darnell - Illinois

      Mrs. Marie Stigers - Iowa

                                                                      Mrs. Stella Elliot - Iowa

      Mrs. Irma Hilliard - Iowa

                                                                      Mrs. Louise James - Louisiana  

      Mrs. Kathryn R. Hear Massachusetts

                                                                      Mrs. Frances Seldon - Michigan

      Mrs. Jane Doak - Michigan

                                                                      Mrs. Takla DiFate - New York

      Mrs. Kathryn M. Snyder* - Ohio

                                                                      Mrs. Miriam Soloda - Pennsylvania

      Mrs. Helen Chamber -Pennsylvania

                                                                      Mrs. Virginia Marks - West Virginia

      Mrs. Florence Stripe* - Wisconsin