From Our Department President
2019-2020 Department of Alaska President Jane Larson
Though Autumn is traditionally a season of letting things go, it can be a season of renewal and rebirth. It can be a time to adopt a fresh new outlook on how the American Legion Auxiliary can support and help serve our veterans, military, their families, and our youth. We need to focus on what we CAN DO, not on our limitations.
I had the privilege of being asked by Unit 11 of Fairbanks to attend their American Legion Family annual picnic on August 2, 2020. It was my first visitation to be able to attend for our 2020 – 2021 year. I would like to thank them for their great hospitality and fellowship of our family members. It was a delight to see so many members come together. Members from the other two units, posts, and squadrons (57 and 30) of Fairbanks and North Pole were also there. Heading into our 2020 – 2021 year I look forward to invitations to other units for their events.
With this upcoming year we are continuing to celebrate our 100th anniversary – continue celebrating and working on our mission.
We are working on our fall conference at this time and will be sending out information on it soon. Hope to see you there.
In closing, let us remember and reflect on our ALA mission statement:
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military and their families, both home and aboard. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace, and security.