Department Vice President and Leading Candidate for Department President Pamela Elam-Lipscombe and Leading Candidate for Department Commander Rick Oertel.

Members of the Department of Virginia Legion Family participated in recognizing National Salute to Veterans Week at McGuire VA Medical Center on February 18th. Snacks were provided through donations secured by VAVS Reps Peggy Thomas and Henry Bowe. #SalutetoVeterans #legionfamilystrongertogether

Eastern Zone Workshop: William Chan, Past National President Peggy Thomas, 11 District President Lynn Norton, Past Dept President Lisa Chaplin, Eastern Zone Vice President Kathleen Czarnecki, and Vice President Pamela Elam-Liscomb

Department President Lisa Chaplin at Leadership College 2019 with James Howard, President and Founder of Veterans and Athletes United, and his wife Amanda. Veterans and Athletes United is the President’s Special Project for this year.

The Legion Family is stronger together. Department Commander AB Brown, Detachment Commander Fred Vaccarella, and Department President Dr. Lisa Chaplin.

The special guest Global Messenger shared at Fall Conference how Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools has been important in her life. This is the Children and Youth Committee Chair’s Special Project for this year.

The City of Manassas presented The American Legion Auxiliary 100th Anniversary Commendation to Unit 10 at their recent City Council meeting. President Penni Goodman, Secretary Peggy Pignone, Sergeant-at-Arms Kimberly Kowalewski and Membership Chair Diana Lake were there to receive it.

Unit 74 had a great idea to promote the 100th Anniversary in Charlottesville. Great PR!

For 100 years, 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.