August 27, 2014
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ALA Unit 1 in DC Featured at ALA National Convention
WASHINGTON, DC—Nearly 2,000 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) convened in Charlotte, NC on Aug. 29-Sept. 4 for the organization’s 94th annual national convention. Auxiliary members from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia meet together with members of The American Legion and the Sons of The American Legion, to highlight the accomplishments of the 2013-2014 administrative year and set national priorities to guide their organizations in the coming year. The efforts of ALA Unit 1 in DC were highlight in several ways.
Unit 1 was honored to received recognition as the unit with the most outstanding promotion of the community service program in the eastern division and the most outstanding program serving and supporting military families in the eastern division.
2013-2014 National National Security Chairman Marie Goede (Minnesota) chose Unit 1 as a unit to highlight for our member’s work with Team Red, White & Blue and Operation Homefront in the DC-metro area.
2013-2014 National Community Service Chairman Susan Britton (New York) highlighted Unit 1 commitment to service with for volunteering to greet Honor Flights coming into Reagan National Airport, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), assisting with in the clean-up efforts at Arlington National Cemetery with Wreaths Across America, and volunteering at local job fairs.
Finally, 2013-2014 National Public Relations Chairman Lisa Williamson (Alaska) mentioned Unit 1 as an success stories for our use of social media, including being including inclusion in the Military Times’ #MyVeteran campaign.
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.