From Our Department President
2019-2020 Department of Alaska President Jane Larson
While going into the next century of service, I do not believe any of us knew the challenges we would be facing. I have seen and heard through our media communications of the many things that the American Legion Auxiliary Family has been doing to help our fellow members, veterans, military, military families and our communities. It makes me so proud to be a part of such a great organization! We can and will get through this by working together as a family.
With all the uncertainties currently, it is somewhat hard to predict or write about tomorrow.
I would however like to remind everyone that May 22, 2020 is “National Poppy Day.” I know we all have that creative side of us, so if we can not be out and about, we can think outside the box. How about printing off or sharing by email the American Legion Auxiliary poppy coloring book from our National American Legion Auxiliary website (www.alaforveterans.org) Or, maybe displaying some type of poppy item (example: poppy bouquet, wreath or poster) on your door, in your window or in your yard – showing our honor for the service of our veterans.
Then on May 25, 2020, where we commemorate the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Display our flag proudly.
In closing I would like to quote a poem, “April showers bring May flowers." It is a reminder that even the most unpleasant of things, in our case the virus. Can bring about enjoyable things indeed – in our case, an abundance of health and togetherness.