The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 376 celebrated the 100th birthday of the National American Legion on November 10, at the Sunday Community Legion Breakfast with a 100 muffin display to represent the 100 years. Muffins were baked and donated by Auxiliary members. Diners took a complimentary muffin and "toasted" the ALA.

(L to R): Christine Long and daughter Raegan Long, Brooke Huggins, Connie McGowan, and Wendell McGrath. Breakfast volunteers, wearing ALA centennial patches, let diners know it was the Auxiliary's birthday.
(Photo by Jeanie Petersen)

Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) helps to advance the mission of The American Legion. With more than 600,000 members, the ALA is one of the nation's most prominent supporters of veterans, military, and their families. ALA members volunteer millions of hours annually, with a value averaging $1.1 billion each year. From helping to draft the GI Bill in 1944 to advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, The American Legion Family has been instrumental in advancing legislation that improves the quality of life for our nation's veterans.

The historic Fort Hill Post #376 is located at 17 S. Washington Avenue. For more ALA info, visit: or call the Post at (607) 843-8166.