American Legion Auxiliary — August 2013
National President’s Message
Author: Peggy Thomas
As I write you this letter, my year of serving as your national president is coming to an end. I feel privileged to have served you and worked beside ..
Behind the Scenes
Author: Mary “Dubbie” Buckler
NOTES FROM THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR What does presenting a poppy to a Medal of Honor winner and revising the American Legion Auxiliary’s gov..
From Our Readers
The May 2013 issue of Auxiliary included a photo of Ben and Dorothy Goodin placing wreaths on the graves at a national cemetery in Jefferson City, Mis..
It’s All Good
GOOD NEWS. GOOD WORKS. GOODWILL. “If we choose life and liberty, compassion and service, character, and faith, we will honor those who came before ..
AMERICANS ARE READY TO STEP UP. National Public Awareness Campaign tests well. Did you know that the ALA recently launched a public awareness ca..
Preventing Military and Veteran Suicide
HURTING HEROES DARK PLACES Since 2001, more than 2,700 servicemembers have taken their own lives, not including National Guard and reserve troops w..
Planned Giving Guide WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING? How does planned giving benefit the ALA? Planned giving is the process of thoughtfully including..
A BEST-PRACTICE SHOWCASE FEATURING NEWS ABOUT YOU. FROM YOU. Get all the latest news from the American Legion Auxiliary at www.ALAforVeterans.org a..
A VA Primer
Understanding and accessing the amazing array of veteran benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs The following information is i..
Service Not Self: Home Service
WHAT IS ALA HOME SERVICE? Home Service is time spent sewing, cooking, crafting, or shopping for veterans, military, or their families. It can inclu..
A Wise Woman Said
Command Sergeant Major Donna A. Brock Longest serving enlisted female soldier in the U.S. Army I joined the Army in a roundabout way. At 17 year..
Legion Family News
American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz and American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas joined a number of World War II vetera..
A HERO’S HOMECOMING PLANNING A SENDOFF OR WELCOME HOME EVENT A local servicemember or unit is deploying or returning — now what? Actively partic..
Stay Connected on ALA Social Media
Social media has become an important way for Auxiliary members and National Headquarters staff to engage and communicate with each other and the publi..
The Last Word
“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” –Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz Children in military famil..