WASHINGTON – More than 300 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in the nation’s capital Feb. 21-24 for the organization’s annual Washington DC Conference, held in conjunction with fellow members of The American Legion Family. The winter event provides an opportunity for the organization’s leadership to hear from Washington-based experts on issues relevant to the ALA’s mission of serving veterans, the military and their families, and to meet with Congressional representatives on key legislative priorities.
“As we approach our centennial birthday, it is important that we stay mindful of our mission—to serve and advocate for our nation’s heroes,” said Mary “Dubbie” Buckler, ALA national secretary/executive director. “That is why it remains so critical to meet with members of congress and continue to fight not only for our veterans, but also for the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and granddaughters who have served beside our servicemembers.”
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 more than $3.1 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.