Na­tional Le­gion Aux­il­iary pres­i­dent vis­its Maryland

Record Observer - - News - By DOUG BISHOP dbishop@kibay­times.com

QUEEN­STOWN — Dur­ing her year of ser­vice, Amer­i­can Le­gion Na­tional Aux­il­iary Pres­i­dent Sharon Conatser of Illi­nois vis­ited the state of Maryland Fri­day, April 29. AL Aux­i­lary units from al­laround the state gath­ered at Queen­stown Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 296 for a din­ner pro­vided in Conatser’s honor. Post 296 Aux­il­iary Pres­i­dent Nola Wil­lis hosted and co­or­di­nated the event.

Conatser spoke briefly to the au­di­ence of nearly 100. She said, “Our Amer­i­can Le­gion family is and should be all about friend­ship. Ser­vice to our veter­ans is what sets us apart. Build­ing Amer­i­can­ism and pa­tri­o­tism, es­pe­cially among our na­tion’s youth. Teach­ing our younger gen­er­a­tion to salute and re­spect the Amer­i­can flag. We’re all here for the same mis­sion. A cul­ture of good­will will pro­mote growth in mem­ber­ship. These are our goals. Al­ways re­mem­ber ba­sic kind­ness to­wards ev­ery­one.”

Queen­stown Com­mis­sioner Tom Wil­lis pre­sented two procla­ma­tions to Conatser: one from the Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers and the other from the Queen­stown Com­mis­sion­ers, thank­ing her for the work pro­vided na­tion­ally by the Amer­i­can Le­gion and Aux­il­iaries.

Be­fore quickly leav­ing for Thur­good Mar­shall Air­port to catch a flight to Min­nesota for the next day, Conatser took a pic­ture with four lo­cal Aux­il­iary lead­ers from the Mid-Shore: Nola Wil­lis, Unit 296, Faye Hick­man, Unit 278 (Kent Is­land), Marva Camper, Unit 77 (Eas­ton) and Past Aux­il­iary Pres­i­dent Clara Tol­son, Unit 18 (Centreville).

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