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2017-06-29

Today we celebrate

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor,

Today we celebrate the arrival of the United States of America onto the world stage. As a member of American Legion Auxiliary Bandera Unit 157, I want to personally thank all service members of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their innumerable contributions to protecting our freedoms and keeping our nation safe. I also want to thank the families of deployed service members for their strength and their sacrifice.
Our country is great because of you. In your honor, I want to invite everyone in the Bandera County community to take a moment with me today and pause in honor of those who have fought and those who continue to fight for our freedom.
American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of nearly $2 billion. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission, to volunteer, make a donation or join, visit ALAforVeterans.org.
May God bless you all.

Gerda Weathers, president
Bandera Unit 157