September 11, 2013
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ALA Unit 1 in DC Cooks for Veterans’ Families for 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance
WASHINGTON, DC—As part of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, members of American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 1 in DC joined Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, ALA National President Nancy Brown-Park, ALA National Secretary Mary “Dubbie” Buckler, First Lady of The American Legion Margaret Dellinger and members of the ALA Call to Service Corps AmeriCorps Project to prepare and serve a Greek-themed dinner for residents of the DC Fisher House. Fisher House serves as a home away from home for families of recuperating veterans and servicemembers at VA hospitals nationwide.The group also prepared lasagna which was packaged up for a future meal.
Unit Secretary/Treasurer Sharon Riegsecker said, “This is an experience no one will soon forget! One resident thanked us for the homecooked meal because they ‘usually eat food, like frozen pizza, over the kitchen island.'”
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1 in DC is one of 9,000 American Legion Auxiliary chapters in the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Unit 1, formally chartered in 2013, is committed to serving veterans, their families and the DC community. For more information on the American Legion Auxiliary and Unit 1’s programs and members, please visit www.ALAUnit1inDC.org.
[photo of 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance at DC Fisher House with caption: Several of the volunteers out with the American Legion Auxiliary DC Office 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance project, including Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, ALA National President Nancy Brown-Park, ALA National Secretary Dubbie Buckler, First Lady of The American Legion Margaret Dellinger, several ALA C2SC AmeriCorps Project Members and Unit 1 members.]