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Local American Legion Auxiliary Serves Veterans and their Families
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Thirty-seven ladies make up the local American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 115, although President Myrna Spicer is quick to admit that only about six to ten of those show up regularly. For Spicer this is her third term at the helm over the years. Sheand her post members are looking for veterans and their families to assist.

The Mission Statement of the auxiliary is “In the spirit of service, not self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support the American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.”

Spicer indicated that one of the biggest obstacles they face is a lack of communication. “We want to know who needs help and how we can help, but people sometimes forget we are ready and able to provide that help,” she shared.

Spicer and the ladies of Unit 115 provide care packages for overseas soldiers, assistance to families, and do a myriad of little and not so little things to enhance the lives of military in the valley. They also visit veteran’s homes and help in any way they can.

There are several ways they raise funds to finance their activities. You are probably most familiar with the Poppy drive on June 14, Flag Day, every year.

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