From Our Department President
2019-2021 Department of Alaska President Jane Larson
First, a big shout out of thanks to the American Legion Family #35 for hosting the 2020 Fall Conference. Thank you very much!
The intent of this conference was with the understanding of learning and socializing with our fellow family members. It was to assist and help our members with the different tools (available to us) and ideas to take back to your units. Please encourage your members to visit our Department website at www.alaskalegionauxiliary.org or the National website at www.alaforveterans.org for help and ideas to achieve our goals. There are now so many ALA trainings classes available on the National website. Check them out!
It was an honor and privilege to have had our National American Legion Auxiliary, President, Nicole Clapp in attendance.
The American Legion Auxiliary strives to positively impact as many of our military heroes and their families, our youth, and communities as possible. Which we witnessed at the Fall Conference, when National President, Nicole Clapp presented Good Deed awards and Hero awards. We are so proud of all of them for their great thoughtful deeds.
Honoring those who served ----------- November 11 --- Veterans Day, and every day, we the American Legion Auxiliary encourage Americans to take time to thank our veterans, servicemembers and their families and to recognize their sacrifices for our nation. Just saying “thank you” can mean so much. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers on Veterans Day and everyday.
November is a time to be thankful. As American Legion Auxiliary we are so thankful for:
--- Our strong members, which give us a powerful voice for God and Country to advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor our youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.
--- A lasting heritage and long history of advocacy for veterans that spans over 100 years.
--- A treasured mission to serve in the spirit of Service Not Self, to support The American Legion, and honor the sacrifices of those who served by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families.
December -- as the holiday season continues, we the American Legion Family members are the individuals and organizations who look to assist those who are needing a little extra help during this time. We do not just provide financial assistance. In a lot of cases, we are ensuring that veterans without family in the area, do not have to experience the holidays alone. If your unit and/or Legion family is part of a special holiday event, please share these stories and photos with us.
In closing I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!!!