Please see announcements under the American Legion Auxiliary emblem below. 

American Legion Auxiliary Symbol


Click here to access

the Mid-Winter Conference

Auxiliary Agenda 

Banquet Ticket Form

found in the January 


Spring District Meetings


Posted on Events Calendar

Poppy Poster Contest Deadline date is:

(postmarked by)

April 22, 2017

Please click on link below for the 

SD ALA Junior's Mid-Winter Activities Agenda

from Sharon Teunissen

SD ALA Juniors Chairman

Update Note:

The updated 2016 Consituiton & ByLaws and Policies have been added as links on the Constitution & ByLaws page. Look under the Auxiliary symbol (lower left side)

Click on the two links below for the 

Veterans' Holiday 

Relief Drive information

presented by

Autumn Simunek

Link to Veterans Relief Drive Flyer

Link to Veterans Relief Drive Public Service Statement

Dictionary Project Information

To order dictionaries 

There are two phone numbers:  843-856-2706 or 843-388-7375 or you can order online.

  This is for the student dictionaries, there are 24 in a case.  Cost is $54.00



Wreaths Across America

National Cemetary

Dec. 17th - 10 AM

National Cemetary

Sturgis, SD

The Christmas Gift Shop Dates and Hours have been addded on the Calendar of Events page - November calendar

*Please note changes made for the Sioux Falls VA Gift Shop

Click on the links below for 2016 National Auxliliary Convention Reports from PDP - Jane Benzel

Pre Convention Program Meetings Report

National Convetion Report

Department Awards

South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary


2016 - 2017

South Dakota Department President

 Melanie Martens

Theme: "Have You Hugged A Veteran Today" 

Flowers: Poppy, White Shasta Daisy, and Blue Cornflower

Colors: Red, White, and Blue

Songs: God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood

This Land is Your Land

Amazing Grace

Mission Statement
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.

Click on Video to hear Welcome from

South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary

Presidents Blog

We are very happy to announce the visit of American Legion Auxiliary National President

Mary Davis - Department of Washington

Please consider joining President Mary as she tours the Black Hills area of South Dakota.

American Legion Auxiliary National President

Mary Davis

South Dakota Visit Itinerary

April 23-25, 2017


SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

4:00 PM                       Auxiliary members invited to help set up Prayer Pillow Craft and Meal – Post 22, Rapid City

6:00 PM                       Pre-Craft Meet N Greet, Meal, and Prayer Pillow Crafting Session with President Mary                                      – Post 22, Rapid City

MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

7:00 AM                       Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn – 815 E. Mall Dr., Rapid City, SD

7:45 AM                       Travel to Black Hills National Cemetery to lay wreath (Legion Rider escort)

8:30 AM                       Lay Wreath at Medal of Honor Recipient’s Gravesite

9:15 AM                       Tour Ft. Meade, Sturgis, SD – President Mary to hand out Prayer Pillows and visit with                                       Veterans

12:00 PM                      Lunch at Hot Springs Post 71 – Hot Springs, SD

1:30 PM                       Tour State Veterans Home – Hot Springs, SD

2:30 PM                       Tour Hot Springs VA – Hot Springs, SD

3:30 PM                       Travel to Mount Rushmore

4:30 PM                       Tour Mount Rushmore

6:30 PM                       Meet N Greet, Dinner (Business Casual), Speakers, Entertainment     Post 303 –                                                    Hermosa, SD           


8:00 AM                       Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn – 815 E. Mall Dr., Rapid City, SD


v  National President, Mary Davis, will arrive at Rapid City Regional Airport on Sunday, April 23

v  The National President will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City, SD

v  Escorts will be NEC Susie Clyde & President Melanie Martens

v  Coordinator of the National President’s visit is Debra MacDonald, Dept. Public Relations Chairman

v  National President, Mary Davis, will depart from Rapid City on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

v  ALL MEMBERS of The American Legion Family are invited to attend all or any portion of the tour

v  This schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be posted on the SD ALA Facebook page and Auxiliary Website at