American Legion Auxiliary

Legion, Auxiliary honor youth
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer It was a night to honor youth. Members of the American Legion Post 90 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 held their annual Christmas dinner and celebration Friday, Dec. 14 – with the spotlight on the Junior Auxiliary. Legion Commander Billy Elder welcomed everyone and turned the program over to Auxiliary President Mary Stanley who introduced special guests. Junior Auxiliary Director Gayle Johnson presented…
Girls State, Boys State delegates honored
A reception for Boys and Girls State delegates was held at the American Legion Tuesday, August 22. Boys State and Girls State are designed to inspire participation in community and state government. Participants are chosen from the top students scholastically from the schools. Extracurricular participation in school activities is also important. These students tend to be outgoing. For Girls State, the American Legion Auxiliary can send only one student from…
Legion Auxiliary officers installed
On Monday, July 10, 2017 the officers for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 Atmore were installed for the year 2017-2018. The installing officer was Doris Tyler, past president and current vice president of American Legion District 34. Shown are, from left, Doris Tyler, installing officer; Sondra Reid McKinley, sergeant-at-arms; Glenda Chancey, secretary / treasurer; Elaine McKinley, vice president / chaplain; Mary Stanley, president.
American Legion Auxiliary supports vets
By Kevin McKinley In 1919, a group of 20 officers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in World War I were asked to form a committee to suggest ideas on how to improve troop morale in the post war American society. One officer, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., proposed an organization of veterans, which became known as the American Legion. After the formation of the American Legion, several women’s organizations…