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4023 Main St. - PO Box 244, Chincoteague Island, VA

Chincoteague Post 159


American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159
4032 Main St, P.O. Box  141
Chincoteague, VA 23336


President: Lynda Hesen
Vice-President: Pat Small
Secretary: Pat Till
Treasurer: Sue Walker
Historian: Cindy Thornburg
Chaplin: Marie Purdy
Sgt. at Arms: Peggy Bradford
Executive Board Member-at-Large: Pat Clunk
Executive Board Member-at-Large: Linda Snelling
Executive Board Member-at-Large: Kim Granger

To reach any of the officers send an email note to

To learn about The American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program, click

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #159, Chincoteague, congratulate the Chincoteague High School Graduating Class of 2015! We were able to give three $600 Scholarships this year. The winners are Marcie GurnanyScott Walker, and Robert Owen. Congratulations on your award and best wishes in your future endeavors! These young men and women are amazing and well deserving.

To view photos of the 2013 Earth Day Display and  the 2012 Auxiliary Bake Sale,

Visit the Photo Gallery Page.




Q: I am related to someone who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibilty dates. Can I join the Auxiliary of The American Legion?

A: If your relative who served on active duty during one of the membership eligibility dates and is a member of The American Legion, you may join the American Legion Auxiliary of The American Legion.

However, if the qualifying veteran is deceased you may join the appropriate organization, even if the qualifying veteran was not a member of The American Legion when living.

Contact your local American Legion Auxiliary Unit, complete the application and proudly join the AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY.

 Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary

      For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
      To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United   States of America;
      To maintain law and order
      To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
      To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars;
      To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation;
      To combat the autocracy of both the classes and  the masses;
      To make right the master of might;
      To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
      To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles  of justice, freedom, and democracy;
      To participate in and contribute to the accomplishment 
         of the aims and purposes of The American Legion;
      To consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.



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