The American Legion Auxiliary's mission is to "support The American Legion and its programs for veterans, young people and the community; to provide for today's needs while being advocates for a brighter future; to advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship; to promote individual integrity and family values; and to ensure, as volunteers, that Auxiliary members continue to promote all that is good in the nation today, tomorrow and for generations to come through serving others first and not self." The Bement chapter has applications available at Albert Parker Post #620 or by clicking on the attachment below. They meet the second Thursday of every month except July and August and meetings are usually at the Post home at 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. depending on the day. Bement's Auxiliary distributes poppies during the year as a fundraiser and they also send two girls from Bement High School to Illini Girl's State every year. For more information or to become a member, contact Judy Jacobson at Judith.email@example.com or go to Albert Parker Post #620.