American Legion Auxiliary Symbol
August 25, 2014
Greeting from Charlotte, North Carolina!! The National Convention officially opened
this morning however, we have already been attending meetings and events for a
couple of days. Once again, South Dakota
will be coming home with awards!! This
year we have received awards for Community Service, Veterans Affairs &
Rehabilitation, a National Winner for the Essay Contest, and also for a Poppy
entry. I don’t have all the details at
this time but I am sure National Convention Chairman Janet Hurlbert will be
providing us with the details.
District meeting begin in just two weeks!! Have you made plans to attend yours? I hope so.
I am putting the finishing touches on my presentation and I am looking
forward to seeing many of you at the meetings.
That is probably what I love the most about this organization – is going
places and having the opportunity to see old friends and to meet new
people. Here at National I am amazed how
many people that I have met over the years remember me and come up to say
“Hi”. We may not always remember each
other’s name but we recognize the face.
I hope that as I start attending the District Meeting you will forgive
me if I have forgotten your name, sometimes – my memory goes into “auto dump”.
South Dakota was one of 85 entries in the parade on Sunday –
Thank God it was a cool 82 degrees!
Commander Jurgens and I had the honor of leading the South Dakota
delegation. We were positioned towards
the front of the parade so once we were done we got to watch everyone
else. What a fabulous display of
In the Spirit of Good Will