American Legion Post 196, District Heights, MD
Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service
organization. With a membership of nearly 800,000, American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong

presence in more than 9,000 communities nationwide. The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission to

serve veterans, the military and their families is carried out through its hundreds of outreach

programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters. To learn more or

volunteer, visit

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.

Vision Statement
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation
of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of
fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.

Welcome to
American Legion Post 196, District Heights, MD
5716 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, Maryland


In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:

To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families
To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion
To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship
To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy
To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and
patriotism in government
To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities
To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self


Our statement of values is predicated on the founding purposes:

Commitment to the four founding principles: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, Loyalty
Service to God, our country, its veterans and their families
Tradition of patriotism and citizenship
Personal integrity and family values
Respect for the uniqueness of individual members
Truthful open communication in dealing with the public and our members
Adherence to the adopted policies and rules
Auxiliary  President
Towanna Mitchell

1st Vice President
Melinda Deloatch-Speight

2nd Vice President
Rozlyn Alverson

Charlene Green

Brenda Walston

Velma Alston Jones

Nadine Spruill

Yvonne Irick

Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms
Karen Irick