VA&R means the complete restoration of the veteran and his family to normal function and adjustment, physically, mentally, socially, and vocationally for the fullest possible life, compatible with his abilities and disabilities.
The VA&R work of the American Legion Auxiliary includes bringing physical comfort and mental cheer to veterans in hospitals, aiding the disabled to earn money for the support of themselves and their families, and helping them to reestablish themselves in life. The American Legion Auxiliary cooperates with The American Legion in ALL its endeavors on behalf of veterans.
To carry out the VA&R work effectively, a complete organization extending from the Unit to the National organization is necessary. Years of experience in rehabilitation have brought about systematizing of the activities which has proven to be the most efficient way to aid the different classes of disabled veterans. Unit VA&R workers should become familiar with the Department and National VA&R organizations and be able to use the services of theses groups when necessary. Units should work closely with the VA&R Committees of their American Legion Posts and with other agencies in the community from which aid for the disabled is available