State Rep. Ann Bollin, of Brighton, this week introduced a resolution commemorating the centennial of the American Legion Auxiliary in the state of Michigan.
“It’s important we take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices members of the American Legion Auxiliary have made to enhance the lives of our veterans, military members and their families – both at home and abroad,” Bollin said. “We often forget how lucky we really are, and it’s easy to take their work and dedication to our country and state for granted. For all of their service and the differences they have made in our communities, I have introduced a resolution to commemorate the members of the American Legion Auxiliary in honor of a historic milestone of their organization.”
Founded at the American Legion’s second convention on November 10, 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary supports the organization’s mission and honors the sacrifice of members of the Armed Forces. For 100 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has stood alongside the American Legion as advocates for veterans’ rights, enhancing VA benefits and access to them, and ending homelessness among the nation’s veteran population.
“I encourage all Michiganders to join me in honoring the more than 600,000 members of the American Legion Auxiliary who are our country’s most prominent supporters of our military heroes on this momentous occasion of their 100th Anniversary,” Bollin said.
Photo Information: State Rep. Ann Bollin on the House floor with her guests Joan Beaudoin (left) and Karen LaBelle. Beaudoin and LaBelle both serve at the Pinckney American Legion Auxiliary Post.