90 years of service
ALA Wallace Unit #1 began a year long celebration of Service Not Self with a proclamation signed by Mayor Dan Christopherson designating Nov. 10 as American Legion Auxiliary Day in Vermillion. The proclamation was presented to the Auxiliary at their regular business meeting and reads as follows:
WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization with over 850,000 members in more than 9,500 communities worldwide and was chartered by Congress November 10, 1919; and
WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the mission of serving veterans, their families and their communities; and
WHEREAS, the members of the American Legion Auxiliary have dedicated millions of volunteer hours to serving American veterans, educating children and working in their community, all the while working to uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy; and
WHEREAS, beginning November 10, 2009, the American Legion Auxiliary celebrates its 90th year of Service Not Self, for Veterans, God and Country; and
WHEREAS, the observance of American Legion Auxiliary Day provides an opportunity to recognize Auxiliary members in our community for their many contributions to our city;
NOW, THEREFORE I, Daniel D. Christopherson, Mayor of the City of Vermillion, do hereby proclaim November 10 as AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY DAY.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of November in the year of our Lord two thousand nine.
For more information on the American Legion Auxiliary or membership, please contact Evelyn Hermanson at 624-4063.