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Americanism Essay

Americanism Essay New Information

Good afternoon everyone. Just in case you receive questions, below was sent to the Americanism Division chairmen to be forwarded on to the departments and units.

TO: All Divisional, Department and Unit Americanism Chairman
RE: NEW Essay Cover Sheet

We have had several concerns about students re-submitting essays from last year as the topic remains the same.  With all Chairman (or most) remaining in place, if there are re-submissions it should be easy to track.

Attached you will find a NEW Essay Cover Sheet stating No re-submissions will be accepted.  Please make sure you push this information and new cover sheet out to all Department Chairman ASAP. There is a video posted on Facebook to assist them in promoting the Essay Contest done by our very own Americanism Vice Chairman, Doreen Gallagher.  Thank you Doreen, for all your hard work.   Please share the Facebook link,

The website Essay Cover Sheet will be updated as soon as work on the website is complete.  The improved National website should be rolled out sometime in December.  Looking forward to the easier website format coming soon.

Denise Conrad
Department of Ohio
American Legion Auxiliary
2019-21 National Americanism Chairman

Rosemary Hamblin

It is with a sad heart to post that Rosemary Hamblin has passed away. Please keep her family, friends and Unit 5 in your prayers. Information on services will be posted as soon as they are available.

Virtual Fall Conference Video

The virtual Fall Conference video is now available on YouTube. The membership video is separate due to size of the video. Please share and enjoy. Our Department Chairmen and District Presidents did a great job.

Ornament Contest Winners
Department President Ann King-Smith would like to thank everyone who participated in the ornament contest. We had a great turn out. A special thank you to our judges T.K Wildrick, Lois Stachelrodt and Keny Gardner. Below is the winners of each category.

Traditional Christmas                    Poppy

Senior Category                              Senior Category

1st Place Shirley Fraser                 1st Place Kris Baker

2nd Place Diana Harris                  2nd Place Kathleen Downs

3rd Place Harriet Martin                3rd Place Patricia Delgado

Junior Category

1st Place Lily Edwards

2nd Place Lily Edwards

ALA Theme                                      Veterans Themed

Senior Category                               Senior Category

1st Place Diana Harris                   1st Place Kathleen Webb

2nd Place Stacy Cusano                2nd Place Diana Harris

3rd Place none                               3rd Place Lois Glosch

Junior Category

1st Place Jasmine Harris

Red, White and Blue

Senior Category  

1st Place Susan Pierce

2nd Place Patricia Delgado

3rd Place Kathleen Downs


2019 – 2020 Book of Reports
The 2019-2020 Book of Reports is available. Click here to view


2020-2021 Department of Florida Approved Budget

Department of Florida Approved Budget

National Awards

National has made changes to some of the award dates making them a two year award. Below is the spreadsheet with all the information

National Awards Date Changes



Current Newsletter

Inside This Issue: President, VA&R, Juniors, District 16

Veterans Service Organization

Think about the last time you received what you needed when you needed it. Did you call it a gift or even a miracle? In the American Legion Auxiliary that “need meeting-gift giving” happens continuously. And it’s possible because as the largest women’s patriotic service organization in the world our membership of more than 850,000 strong is fiercely dedicated to serving, helping, and meeting needs. Our focus is what it’s always been: servicemembers, veterans and their families in their communities. And our members produce annual statistics in the millions.

The women of the American Legion Auxiliary make a difference in the lives of all Americans. They educate children, organize community events and help our nation’s veterans through legislative action and volunteerism. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization with nearly 1 million members in 10,100 communities. Auxiliary members are a unique group of women, joined in the fellowship of volunteerism, patriotism and dedicated to veterans, young people and communities.

Our Role

We take our role as a veterans service organization seriously; meeting the needs of veterans and keeping those needs front and center in the minds of the American public!

Few people realize that:

  • The Auxiliary and the Legion are often centers for community and civic activities in mid-America, and provide a focal point for citizens’ involvement.
  • The Auxiliary raises more than $18 million every year and reinvests those funds in VA medical centers and community programs.
  • Thousands of hours are devoted to crime prevention programs, instructing children, the elderly and the general public on safety, crime prevention and protection within the community.
  • Auxiliary volunteers are the backbone of assistance in the 171 VA Medical Centers.
  • They not only provide diversion and entertainment for patients, but assist the hospital staff in physical and psychological therapy, clerical and many other duties that would otherwise cost American taxpayers millions of dollars.
  • The Auxiliary deals with issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, missing and abused children, teen suicide and teen pregnancy. Its services touch the lives of all Americans directly or indirectly.
  • More than 20 nationwide programs receive support and financial aid from the American Legion Auxiliary.