INDIANAPOLIS—The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arizona was honored with the National President’s Award for Excellence during the 95th annual National Convention held in Baltimore, Md., this summer.
Recognized for service to the mission and vision of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Department of Arizona has been committed to their work on behalf of veterans, our military and their families. The 88 units in the Department of Arizona distinguished themselves during the 2014-2015 year with mission-focused activities and programs. The national theme, “Celebrating Faith, Family and Freedom,” served to ignite and inspire the Auxiliary members in Arizona to a renewed focus and attention to programs on behalf of those they serve.
The Department of Arizona accomplished many things during the past year. Here are just a few highlights. They:
“I am thankful for all of [the ALA Department of Arizona’s] efforts and for being passionate, active and engaged members of the American Legion Auxiliary,” said 2014-2015 National President Janet Jefford.
American Legion Auxiliary members nationwide have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our country’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of more than $3 billion. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.