American Legion Post 16 Lapeer, Michigan
American Legion Post 16 Lapeer, Michigan






Eligibility Requirements for American Legion Auxiliary Membership

A woman who is eligible for membership in The American Legion is also eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary. The mother, spouse, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, great-grand-daughter, or grandmother of members of The American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war eras.

  • April 6, 1917 to Nov. 11, 1918 (World War I)
  • Dec. 7, 1941 until the date of the end of hostilities as determined by the goverment of the United States.

DD-214 Discharge Papers

Auxiliary members need to supply a copy of DD-214 discharge papers for the relative through whom their eligibility is established.
The DD-214, officially “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty,” but generally referred to as a DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member’s retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military. Learn more about DD-214 requests.



Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.


American Legion Auxiliary Post 16 President - Pam Wagner


  • 2020- 2022 Unit 16 Officers



    President - Pam Wagner

    1st Vice - Claudia Reiber

    2nd Vice - Suzie Shepherd

    Secretary - Anna Lossing

    Treasurer - Theresa Gilbert

    Sgt. At Arms – Eva Tomanek

    Historian - Yoland Clark

    Chaplain - Anita Mennel

    Color Bearers -  Bette Maikiewicz & Betty Roberts

    Executive Board - Janet Kropp, Betty Roberts,        Sue St. Pierre





The Poppy Story and The American

Legion And American

Legion Auxiliary

A bloody battle was fought during World War I in a region called Flanders. The area in France was completely devastated. In the spring of 1919 the poppies still bloomed among the ruins and where the men had fallen in battle. The memory that the soldiers brought home was that of the poppies blooming in the field of blood. The poppy became a symbol of sacrifice of lives during the war and represented the hope that none had died in vain.

In October 1921 at the Organizing Convention of the American Legion Auxiliary, the poppy was adopted as their Memorial Flower. At the time the Auxiliary pledged 100% of the profits from the poppy distribution to be used for servicemen and servicewomen and their families.

More than 25,000,000 poppies are made by the veterans and distributed by the American Legion Auxiliary each year. With the American Legion, the S.A.L. and the Auxiliary working together as a family, the Auxiliary is able to distribute the flowers to the public in May. The weekend prior to Memorial weekend has become known as Poppy Days. The money goes to the Auxiliary to be used for the veterans in need.

The first poppies, made of silk, were made by French war windows and orphans. When the cost became too expensive, the Auxiliary had to find another way of getting them. The first American – made poppies were made by veterans in Minnesota hospitals and were made of crepe paper. Today all poppies are made by veterans in poppy shops, maintained and administered by the Auxiliary volunteers. The shops are organized in co – operation with the VA Medical Centers and other veteran facilities. The material for the poppies is furnished free by the Department in the state where the facility is located. The workers receive pay for each poppy they make.







Lapeer Days Parade 2016

Ladies Auxliary Sue St Pierre and Claudia Reiber

Congratulations! 2016

Anita Mennel - District 7 President

Jacquelynn Boughner - District 7 1st Vice President

Anna Lossing - District 7 Historian


Support Us

 American Legion Post 16

 welcomes any kind

of volunteer support.

 If you would like to help

out, please contact us

for a list of our needed volunteer opporitunities.





American Legion Post 16 Lapeer
 1701 West Genesee St.
Lapeer, MI 48446


Phone: 810 664-9312








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Office Hours

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Office Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday 

9:00 AM. - 3:00 PM


by appointment only






Mon - Friday 2 - 9 pm 

Sat - 2 pm - 9 pm.









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