“IN THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA”
Welcome Sisters, Brothers, Comrades, and guests to the Department of Washington Auxiliary Webpage.
I am so excited to be your Department of Washington VFW Auxiliary President. This is a year of change; from our electing a new United States President, new VFW Auxiliary National President and your new Department President. It is a year of anticipation and excitement. It is a year of working together to put America in the forefront of all countries. It is a year of thanksgiving for our Military and our Veterans.
My father was Navy in World War 11, my husband Air Force, Vietnam and my son was Air Force, Desert Storm. I am so proud of all of them. They are the reason I joined the VFW Auxiliary. I came in under my husband, Ted, after seeing the wonderful things the VFW and Auxiliary do.
My theme this year is “In the Spirit of America”. I chose this theme as I feel we are ready for enthusiastic participation for Patriotism in our United States. I know how strong our VFW Auxiliary is, and I know we show our pride, our colors and our respect for our Veterans, our Military and our United States of America. We must continue to support and remember the families of our Military and Veterans, our Blue Star and Gold Star families. This is the Spirit of America.
My pin this year is the American Flag, representing our freedom; the Eagle, representing our Military and Veterans as our protectors; One Nation under God as this is what our country was founded on.
My special project this year is the VFW Veterans Wheelchair Games. When the games were held in Spokane, I was fortunate enough to work with our Veterans. I met them, heard their stories and my heart was melted. The games give them a reason to live, to get up in the morning, comradery. I really feel these athletes are so deserving of our help. These men and women are real athletes in my book!
I feel very strongly about Patriotism, God and Country. I would like to see every member wear red, white and blue at every function to show our support of our Veterans, Military and Country. It is our honor as the VFW Auxiliary to promote and carry through what our Veterans and Military have sacrificed and served for. FREEDOM.
I anticipate a year of accomplishment. I know all my chairmen are awesome, enthusiastic and ready to get to work. I know all District Presidents are ready to work and make their districts #1. And….I know ALL Auxiliary members of our Department of Washington are ready to work together to accomplish the goals set before them.
I will work close with our Department Secretary and Treasurer to keep communication open; to support you and to answer your questions. Not only will we have communication, you will have encouragement and sincere appreciation for being a member.
The State of Washington is so beautiful, from the mountains, to the prairies, to the ocean. “In The Spirit of America” we will serve together with Unwavering Support for Uncommon Heroes; for our Auxiliary, our Veterans and our Military and their families. We will remain “One Nation under God”
VFW Auxiliary President
Department of Washington