WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 300 women representing the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) will convene in the nation’s capital Feb. 25 – March 1 for the organization’s 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 anniversary, our mission of serving veterans and military is needed now more than ever,” 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 nation’s heroes, but also for the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and granddaughters who have served beside our servicemembers.”
About the ALA: American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) 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 averaging $2 billion each year. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, ALA 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 ALA’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.
Contact: Kristen Geczy at 317-569-4566 (office) or 850-814-6684 (cell); kgeczy@ALAforVeterans.org