Past Department President Mottos 

"Soar like an Eagle- Christine Nelson, Polson Unit #112 2021-2022

“Taking Care of Business – Taking Care of the Business, Every Day, Every Veteran”  Susan Davidson, Andrew Pearson Billings Unit #117 – 2019 - 2021 

“Above and Beyond – Go Above Past Differences, and Beyond to Serving our Veterans”  Terry Kemp, Bozeman #14 – 2018 - 2019 

"Montana (QTIP) Quit Taking It Personally"  Kathryn Long, Chinook #48 - 2017 - 2018 

“Leading Our Juniors to Become Our Tomorrow”  Jeanette Bossen, Park City #100 – 2016 - 2017 

“Gathering Membership for One Million – Each One Counts”  Shirley Miller, Manhattan #87 – 2015 - 2016 

“Living the Life of Reilly – In the Spirit of Goodwill”  Diana Reilly, Great Falls #3 – 2014 - 2015 

“A Voice For Our Heroes”  Jennifer Herman, Corvallis #91 – 2013 - 2014 

“Reach For the Stars in All Our Programs” Dixie Parsons, Bozeman #14 – 2012 – 2013 

“Support the Home Front”  Karen Susag, Manhattan #87 – 2011 – 2012 

“TEAMWORK – Together we can make a difference”  Sandy Runkel, Helena #2 – 2010 – 2011 

“Let’s Fly our Flags in Honor of our Hometown Veterans”  Marlyn Damson, Havre #11 – 2009 – 2010 

“Working Together to Make the Sparks Fly Across the Big Sky”  Janet Weaver, Bozeman #14 – 2008 – 2009 

“Heart of our Hearts – Veterans Family” Barbara Monroe, Sweetgrass #73 – 2007 – 2008 

“Back to Basics – Helping Veterans and Their Families”  Leah Ellwein, Helena #2 – 2006 – 2007 

“Freedom Don’t Come Free”  Michelle Langton, Custer #111 – 2005 – 2006 

“Angels – Let’s Hit a Grand Slam and All be Winners!”  Linda Neary, Butte #1 – 2004 – 2005 


“Shine Our Light & Blow Our Horn”  Linda Lewis, Opheim #122 – 2003 -2004 

“The Gold of the Treasure State – American Legion Auxiliary”  Jo Anne Ellison, Anaconda #21 – 2002 – 2003 

“Humming Together – For a Successful Auxiliary”  Gay Matter, Hogeland #59 – 2001 – 2002 

“Making a Difference”  Vickie Maurer, Dutton #64 – 2000 – 2001 

“Riding the Trails in Montana”  Midge Farrar – Stevensville #94 -1999 – 2000 

“Let There Be Peace on Earth”  Jeannette Elmore, Baker #35 – 1998 - 1999  

“Loving Hearts, Willing Hands – Serving the Big Sky Land”  Patty Smith – Bozeman #14 – 1997 – 1998 

“Spotlight on Service”  Karen Susag – Manhattan #87 – 1996 – 1997 

“This is my Country – Stars of the West”  Diana Reilly – Cascade #133 – 1995 – 1996 

“75 Years of Service – Montana Veterans, Stars of the West”  Dixie Parsons, Bozeman #14 – 1994 – 1995 

“Investing in Youth – Ensuring Our Future”  Joyce Babcock, Custer #111 – 1993 – 1994 

“Let It Begin with Us – For the Montana Veteran”  Darleen Nordhagen, Opheim #122 – 1992 – 1993 

“Together We Can Make It Happen”  Rachel Van Gorden, Valier #36 – 1991 – 1992 

“Look Forward to a Legacy of Freedom”  Doris Ohman, Anaconda #21 – 1990 – 1991 

“Prayers, Patriotism, Pursuit of Freedom for All”  Barbara Monroe, Sweetgrass #73 – 1989 – 1990 

“Montana Pride – 100 Years, 100%”  Polly Todd, Sheridan #86 – 1988 – 1989 

“Growing in Membership, Growing in Programs” Irene Daly, Helena #2 – 1987 – 1988 

“Casting Beams to Span the Horizon”  Ebba Kolar, Stanford #52 – 1986 – 1987 

“Let the Sparks Fly in the Big Sky” Dorothy Sparks, Denton #62 – 1985 – 1986 

“Westward Ho” Barbara McDonough, Augusta #51 – 1984 – 1985 

“Big Sky Toppers”  Berniece Kolb, Hamilton #47 – 1983 – 1984 

“Let Freedom Ring – Remember Our Veterans”  Vonnie Walker, Butte #1 – 1982 – 1983 

“Stars of the Big Sky – Cruising for Democracy in Action”  Bernice Trickey, Hamilton #47 – 1981 – 1982 

“Peace” Shirley Rand, Butte #1 – 1980 – 1981 

“A Better U – A Better Unit” Kati Williams, Hobson #76 – 1979 – 1980 

“Wear Your Heart Where It Shows”  Else Daniels, Scobey #56 – 1978 – 1979 

“Our Flag, Ever May It Wave”  Ardelle Shannon, Dutton #64 – 1977 – 1978 

“Hands of Service”  Eleanor Marlow Mattson, Stanford #53 – 1976 – 1977 

“Keep Our Freedom Bell Ringing”  Jeannie Nydegger, Townsend #42 – 1975 – 1976 

“Hold High the Flame of Freedom” Montana Keller, Big Timber #19 – 1974 – 1975 

“United We Stand”  Cora Olmstead, Livingston #23 – 1973 – 1974 

“Building Better Bridges” Maysel Denton, Miles City #5 – 1972 – 1973 


“Sowing the Seeds of Service”  Ruby Froebel, Brady #98 – 1971 – 1972 

“Light Your Candle of Hope”  Irma Whelan, Butte #1 – 1970 – 1971 

“Peace Through Faith”  Lucile Wamsley, Stanford #53  1969 – 1970 

“We Associate Ourselves Together”  Mary Alice Upton, Townsend #42 – 1968 – 1969 

“Keys for Action”  Helen Wilson, Missoula #27 – 1967 – 1968 

“Chosen to Serve”  Rose Greger, Billings #4 – 1966 – 1967 

“Peace through Love for God, Country & Fellowman”  Madge Falkenstern, Terry #32 – 1965 – 1966 

“With The Legion, We Proudly Serve”  Betty Kelly, Sweetgrass #73 – 1964 – 1965 

“To Secure the Blessing of Liberty”  Kathy Sluys, Great Falls #3 – 1963 – 1964 

“Second Mile Service”  Margaret Squire, Missoula #27 – 1962 – 1963 

“On Guard for Peace & Freedom”  Esther Iholts, Miles City #5 – 1961 – 1962 

“Unity & Harmony in Service”  Vivian Rand, Butte #1 – 1960 – 1961 

“United for God and Country”  Emma Pierce, Pompey’s Pillar – 1959 – 1960 

“Faith in the Future”  Mary Granier, Deer Lodge #10 – 1958 – 1959 

“Devotion to Mutual Helpfulness”  Hellen Morrow, Bozeman #14 – 1957 – 1958 

“Reach Out in Service”  Sylvia Biery, Ronan – 1956 – 1957  

“Service for God and Country”  Mrs. Jay Robinson, Choteau #6 – 1955 – 1956 

“Ever Onward through Harmony & Peace”  Mrs. Roy Cox, Chinook #48 – 1954 – 1955 

“Faith, Hope and Charity”  Reba Green, Cut Bank #40 – 1953 – 1954 

“Keep the Faith”  Mrs. Harry Koch, Kalispell #7 – 1952 – 1953 

“Faithful in Service”  Mrs. Norman Hazelwood, Wibaux – 1951 – 1952 

“Lest We Forget”  O.F. Gullickson, Billings #4 – 1950 – 1951 

“Heart, Head and Hand”  Edith King, Livingston #23 – 1949 – 1950 

“Hold High the Torch”  Fern Sunmark, Glendive #28 – 1948 – 1949 

“Let Us Be Dedicated” Marie King, Great Falls #3 – 1947 – 1948 

“Love & Service for God & Country”  Hellen Wallace, Anaconda #21 – 1946 – 1947 

“Forward Into Peacetime Service”  Dorothy Blackstone Bording, Chinook #48 – 1945 – 1946 

“American Ladies Alert”  Dee Patton, Dillon #20 – 1944 – 1945 

“Doing Well Our Task”  Mrs. W. John Fouse, Belfry #84 – 1943 – 1944 

“We Pledge Our Service”  Alice Phillips, Libby #97 – 1942 – 1943 

“Service to God and Country”  Rose Marron, Wolf Point #22 – 1941 – 1942 

“Loyalty, Love and Service”  Elvera Sherrod, Hamilton #47 – 1940 – 1941 

“Individual Obligation to Community, State & Nation”  E.O Orleman, Livingston #23 – 1939 – 1940 

“Looking Forward”  Mae Popham, Glendive #28 – 1938 – 1939 

“Marching Along Together”  Amy Dehnert, Billings #4 – 1937 – 1938 

“For Mutual Helpfulness”  Edith Chambers, Cut Bank #40 – 1936 – 1937 

“Just a Thought or Two”  Florence MacMurray, Lewistown #16 – 1935 – 1936 

Marion Miller, Butte #1 – 1934 – 1935

Catherine Drewiecke, Kalispell #7 – 1933 – 1934

Marion Marrow, Moore – 1932 - 1933

Vera Gestring, Billings #4 – 1931 – 1932

Emily Corbin, Poplar – 1930 – 1931

Mabel Lundin, Great Falls #3 – 1929 – 1930

Mabel Phillips Soper, Billings #4 – 1928 – 1929

Gertrude Lowney, Butte #1 – 1927 – 1928

Pearle Robinson Carter, Lewistown #16 – 1926 – 1927

Grace Porter, Red Lodge #17 – 1924 – 1925 – 1926

Ella Scott, Lewistown #16 – 1923 – 1924

Mildred Crosby, Helena #2 – 1922 – 1923

Cora Pew, Helena #2 – 1921 – 1922


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