National Legion Auxiliary president visits Maryland
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).