Welcome to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Louisiana
Ethel Theriot, Department President 2015-2016
Department of Louisiana
Ethel holds American Legion Auxiliary membership through her husban, retired USAF Veteran Gerald Theriot. Gerald serves as the department chaplain for the American Legion for the state of Louisiana. Ethel and Gerald have been married for 46 years.
Ethel has one duaghter and four sons. Two sons served honorbly in the US Air Force. She has four granddaughters and two great granddaughters and they are all junior members in the American Legion Auxiliary. Two of Ethel's four grandsons, are members of Sons of American Legion. They are truly a Legion family.
Ethel has served the American Legion Auxiliary in several capacities:
*1991-1992 Unit 513 Vice President
*1992-1999 Unit President
*1995-1996 3rd District Area A President and Americanism Chairman
*1996-1997 Dept Joint Children and Youth Commission, Third District Scrap book
*1997-1998 Dept Asst Sgt at Arms, Third District Historian .
*1998-1999 Dept Asst Sgt At Arms, Third District Second Vice Pres, and Vice Chairman of the National Convention Local Pages, and 3rd District Children and Youth Chairman.
*1999 - 2000 served as Dept Asst Sgt At Arms, Dept Leadership Chairman, Third District First Vice President, Membership Chairman and Unit 513 Vice President.
Ethel attends Moses Baptist Church in Thibodaux and surround churches. She is active in several civic organization such as the Chiefs of Syringed Made Gras Crewe, the NAACP, served as Vice President of the Aims de Lafourche Branch of the American Business Women Association. She has served as a team captain for the March of Dimes and Relay for Life cancer Relay. She also serves as a Volunteer for Race for Cure and a member of Sister Reach Inc. , My Sister and Me, Which promote Breast Cancer Awareness. She also volunteers with Tell A Friend with the American Cancer Society.
Ethel was co-founder of the Lafourche Parish Desert Storm Family Support Group in 1990. One of her sons and a nephew served in the Dessert Storm Arena. Ethel retired from K Mart after 20 years of service.
Ethel volunteered and worked wit the Operation Military Children distributed Hero Packs to ages from 3years to 18. Operation Military Kids no longer exist but she continues to work for the Military kids and other Children.She has served the Department as Chaplain, Historian, Vice President, President Elect and she is presently serving as Department Leadership Chairman and Third District President, DEC and Unit 513 Second Vice Pres several times. She has been riding the bus to Girls State since 2001 and continues to bring applications to students from five different schools and manage to find sponsors to send 5 to ten girls to the program. She worked with the program (inclueding trips to Wal Mart).
2015 American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Louisiana
Installation of Officers
American Legion Auxiliary National Convention
August 27-September 3, 2015
For convention, hotel, and delegate information, contact the Department Secretary or Adjutant
2015 Fall Conferences
1st District October 3rd 1pm
2nd District October 3rd 9am Post 350
3rd District October 23rd-25th Quality Inn Houma
4th District October 17th 9am Post 388
5th District September 27th 9am Post 521
6th District October 31st 9am Post 16
7th District October 7th Post 179
8th District October 18th Post 387
The American Legion Auxiliary
Who We Are. What We Do. Why We Matter.
The American Legion Auxiliary shines as an example of unselfish giving. With almost a million members from all walks of life, the Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
The Auxiliary, organized in 1919 to assist The American Legion, is much more than the name implies. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. Like the Legion, the Auxiliary's interests have broadened to encompass the entire community.
The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization. Through its nearly 10,500 units located in every state and some foreign countries, the Auxiliary embodies the spirit of America that has prevailed through war and peace. Along with The American Legion, it solidly stands behind America and her ideals.
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