INDIANAPOLIS—9/10/14—INDIANAPOLIS – Tech Sergeant Cassandra Freer, currently stationed in Florida and a member of the United States Air Force, was recently recognized by the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) with the Salute to Servicewoman Award.
More women now actively serve in the armed forces, defending our country and our freedom, than at any time in history. The award, presented annually at the American Legion Auxiliary’s national convention, applauds the remarkable sacrifice these women make; they are the true embodiment of the ALA’s motto, Service Not Self.
Freer has served 26 years in the United State Air Force. Her climb to the rank of TSgt. has been reached through perseverance and hard work. TSgt., Freer’s narrative on “Why Women Are Vital to Today’s Armed Forces,” is an inspiring one. Women have been fighting alongside their male counterparts for decades. In today’s world they are more valuable than ever before. Freer has earned her role as a woman in the military and we congratulate her.
To show their support for the women in the armed forces, the American Legion Auxiliary annually presents a Salute to Servicewoman Award at their national convention to one woman nominated from each branch of the military. Their inspiring stories remind us that courage and commitment to our country knows no gender.
American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of nearly $2 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.
###Contact: Stacy Poca, ALA Creative Communications Specialist, 317-569-4565, spoca@ALAforVeterans.org