West Chicago mayor proclaims Nov. 10 as 'American Legion Auxiliary Centennial Day'

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Submitted by Rosemary Mackey
Updated 11/8/2019 8:35 PM

West Chicago's Mayor Ruben Pineda has formally proclaimed Sunday, Nov. 10, as "American Legion Auxiliary Centennial Day."

During the presentation of the proclamation at the Nov. 4 city council meeting, Mayor Pineda praised the American Legion Auxiliary, the world's largest patriotic service organization, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.


As stated on the Auxiliary's website, "The year was 1919 -- Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States, Prohibition began, but most importantly, the American Legion Auxiliary was founded to support The American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. Today, more than 600,000 members from all walks of life represent the ALA's mission of service toward our veterans, military, and their families".

The American Legion Auxiliary is one of the nation's most prominent supporters of veterans, military, and their families. From helping to draft the GI Bill in 1944 to advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, The American Legion has been instrumental in advancing legislation that improves the quality of life for our nation's veterans. For more information about the American Legion Auxiliary, visit its website, https://www.alaforveterans.org.

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