South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary



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President's Blog 


July, 2015
I am so honored to be the 2015-2016 South Dakota American 
Legion Auxiliary.  
My theme is “Joining Together for Our Veterans”. My pin is four 
puzzle pieces joined together to represent the Auxiliary, 
Legion, SAL’s, and Riders.  In the center is an eagle 
representing our veterans. 
My flower is the Peace Rose in honor of my grandfather, father, 
and husband, all veterans. 
My colors are red and gold, colors of the beautiful South 
Dakota sunsets.
My songs are “On Eagles Wings”, “Fallen Heroes” by Kevin H 
and America.
I would like to invite all members to my homecoming August 1, 
2015 and the American Legion Post 71.  It will begin with a 
parade at 1:30, social at 2:00.  The program will start at 3:00 
with a meal at 4:00.  I hope many of you will be able to make it.  
I will work hard to serve the organization.  Please contact me 
with any questions. 
Serving Others, Not Self

December 17, 2015

I am sorry the scholarship applications did not get in the October mailing. You will find them with this mailing.

I had hoped to get the Unit prayer book and history guidelines in the December mailings but because of Gift Shops and Christmas parties, I just didn’t get these redone. They are now on the website and I will send them to the District Presidents to put with their newsletters. These were not sent out the last few years. I hope many units get involved in these again. It is a way to hopefully revitalize some of the units. This is a good way to get more people involved at the Unit level.

The Updated Centennial Plan is on the website. I will be highlighting one goal each month in the Legionette. 

I look forward to seeing many of you at Mid-Winter. Don’t forget to try bring a plain “onesie” and material markers if you have any for our Auxiliary Banquet. We will also be filling the little gift bags at that time. I am encouraging Jrs. to join us, if not for the banquet, to decorate the “onesies” and help with the gift bags.

I hope all of you are having a blessed Christmas season and I wish you a wonderful 2016.

In the spirit of good will,





Click here for link to Washington DC Conference - 2015 "Sharing the Information"


2015-2016 Department President Jane Benzel


Theme: "Joining Together for Our Veterans" 

Flower - Peace Rose

Colors: Red & Gold

Songs:  On Eagles Wings

America & Fallen Heroes by Kevin Morgan