INDIANAPOLIS—American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Liberty Unit 289, in Strasburg, Ill., was one of only five units, out of more than 8,000, to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence by American Legion Auxiliary National President Janet Jefford. Awards were presented September 2, at the American Legion Auxiliary’s 95th National Convention in Baltimore, Md.
The National President’s Award for Excellence is presented annually to American Legion Auxiliary units that represent the “best of the best” in planning and implementation of the American Legion Auxiliary’s mission. Recipients are selected based on applications that address the unit’s achievements in Auxiliary national goals and objectives in at least three Auxiliary programs.
“ALA Unit 289 has less than 100 members,” said ALA Western Division National Vice President Sue Diaz, “but as a team they’ve learned to follow four simple rules that ensure their success.” Those rules are:
About the American Legion Auxiliary: 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.