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2018 Salem VAMC Carnival Front Row Dr. George Blume (PDC), Edna Earle Blume (PDP) Nancy Linkous (ALA Salem VAMC Rep), TBD Back Row: Rebecca Stackhouse (Director, Salem, VAMC, Angela Mackzum (ALA Deputy Salem Rep), Joe Shine (First Dude), Dept President Cheryl Shine, Department Commander Tommy Lee, Susan Lee (PDC _ First Lady), TBD, Garland Linkous (Legion Salem VAMC Rep)

Virginia ALA Ladies with National Officers at 2018 Indianapolis ConferenceFrom L to R: PNC Peggy Thomas, Department President Cheryl Shine, National Vice President Kathy Dungan, National Secretary Mary "Dubbie" Buckler, National Girls State Chairman Lisa Chaplin, National President Diane Duschek

2018 National President's Reception Receiving Line

2018 National President's Reception with Virginia ALA Members

Pictured on Nov 13 at the Hampton VAMC are in center Department Commander Tommy Lee with Department President Cheryl Shine. Also pictured are Hospital Representatives on left Alison Schmidt and on right Peggy Magahay.

Past Southern Division National Vice President and Past Department of Virginia President Vivian Burley rides in style in the National Convention Parade.

PDC Brett Reistad with Virginia ALA Members Lisa Chaplin, PNC Peggy Thomas, Pam Elam-Lipscombe, and Dept President Cheryl Shine

Department President Cheryl Shine with her Project materials at the 2017 Leadership College

For nearly a century, the American Legion Auxiliary has been serving, helping, and meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military, and their families—both here and abroad.

Mission Statement
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.

Vision Statement
The vision of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion while becoming the premier service organization and foundation of every community providing support for our veterans, our military, and their families by shaping a positive future in an atmosphere of fellowship, patriotism, peace and security.