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Unit 404 of St. Louis Service Women’s Post 404

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...”

Unit 404 of the St. Louis Service Women's Post 404 proudly supports the programs of both The American Legion and Auxiliary. We are here to support the veterans of this great country.  As a unit of an all women post, we focus on the issues effecting the women of the armed forces.

Hello and Welcome!  My name is Lori Yount, and I am the president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 404.  The American Legion Auxiliary is comprised of the male and female spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters and direct or adopted descendants of Veterans or members of the American Legion.  Some of our Unit members are veterans also.  Some choose to become “dual members” of both the American Legion and the Auxiliary!

 

Unit 404 supports our veterans in various ways, including assisting Post 404 with activities and events, coordinating collection drives for the Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry, and volunteering with Wreaths Across America.  We distribute poppies to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by our veterans and to raise funds to help veterans in need.  The Auxiliary provides clothing and other material items to veterans at our Veterans Homes and Hospitals as well as through programs such as the annual Creative Arts Festival.  As a Unit associated with an all-women’s Legion Post, the needs of our female veterans are important to us.

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Our Unit also supports children and youth in the St. Louis Metro area through our annual school supply drive and by sponsoring a high school junior to attend Missouri Girls State each Summer.

 

If you have a heart for giving back to veterans and your community, we’d love to have you join us!  We welcome your visiting us at an upcoming meeting.  We meet the 3rd Saturday of the month, at 9:30 am, at American Legion Post 111 in Shrewsbury, MO.  (7300 Lansdowne Ave, at the intersection of Murdoch Cutoff and Lansdowne Ave)  We generally do not meet in December due to our volunteer efforts with Wreaths Across America.  In March, you will find us at the Tribute to Women Veterans.  For more details on meetings or other upcoming activities, please email us at stlpost404aux@gmail.com.  You can also follow us on Facebook at “Unit 404 of St. Louis Service Women’s Post 404.”

 

For more information on the American Legion Auxiliary, or questions about membership eligibility, check out the National website https://www.legion-aux.org.

                      Unit 404 is proud to be participating in Wreaths Across America.     

                      Help us bring a solider home for the holidays.  The mission is to

                                        “Remember, Honor, and Teach.”

                      The goal each year is for every grave to have a wreath.  You can help make that happen by sponsoring a wreath through Unit 404.Simply go to https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/163890/Overview/?relatedId=16564 and select how many wreaths you would like to sponsor.  Each wreath is only $15. Unit 404 will place the wreath for you and send a picture to you.  You may choose grave-specific, military branch-specific, or simply sponsor a wreath and we will pick a grave for you.  There are other options on the website to honor our heroes past and present.  Watch for more information in the coming months, including order forms for those who would rather purchase by cash or check.  Thank you in advance for your support of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 404.

MEMBERSHIP

Please stop by and visit us at our monthly meeting which is held the third Saturday of most months. See the Calendar for dates and details. No regular meeting in July for Officer Installation.

We meet at American Legion Post 111, 7300 Lansdowne Avenue, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. The membership meeting begins at 9:30 am. Click for map & directions.

Becoming a member is easy! Check out the following links for eligibility and application:

https://www.alaforveterans.org/About/Eligibility/

Auxiliary Unit 404 Brochure

Auxiliary Application

UNIT 404 OFFICERS

President  

      Lori Yount

Asst. President  

      Mary Kaye Weerts

Secretary        

      Jessica Wood

Treasurer   

      Victoria "Tori" Vernau

Sergeant at Arms  

      (Open)

Honorary Junior

  Sergeant-at-Arms

      Andrea Moore

Chaplain          

       Joann Folluo

Historian

       Cindy Rieck

ADDITIONAL INFO

American Legion Auxiliary National Website:  

https://www.legion-aux.org

American Legion Auxiliary Department of MO Website: 

https://dptmoala2.wixsite.com/deptmoala

 

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For additional information on membership, see following form or contact

Kaye Weerts  at (314) 541-4949

or email stlouispost404aux@gmail.com

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