South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary


2019 - 2021

South Dakota Department President

 Teresa Huntimer

  Theme: Always Remember Serving Veterans Not Self


 Flower - Red Rose 


  Colors:  Purple, Red, White & Blue



She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

Hallelujah by Sailor Jeri

One Pair of Hands - sung by Elvis Presley


The Official Presidential Pin of Teresa Huntimer has elements with specific meanings:

1. The Auxiliary crest is atop the pin to show my dedication to the mission of this organization.

2. The circular shape of the main field signifies never-ending dedication to Always Remembering our veterans.

3.The outer ring is purple representing all five military branches

4. The inner gold circle is representative of the sun and signifies hope on the horizon for resolution of our POW/MIA

5. The Battlefield Cross is in remembrance of our fallen, and it faces right to signify the eternal search for peace.

6. The four poppies at the bottom represent each of the four pillars of the Auxiliary’s mission; Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth.

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.