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National Auxiliary president to visit Nisswa Legion on March 5

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Peggy Thomas, national American Legion Auxiliary president, will visit eight different Minnesota American Legion Posts and Auxiliary Units throughout Minnesota.

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On Tuesday, March 5, she will be at the Nisswa American Legion Post #627 at 5:30 p.m. for social hour and dinner. The entire American Legion Family is encouraged to attend. All veterans and families are welcome to come and meet her.

Thomas, of Richmond, Va., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 92nd National Convention in Indianapolis.

Thomas, 73, joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her late husband, John C. Thomas, a U.S. Army veteran. Thomas, a 31-year member of the Auxiliary, has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district and department levels.

At the national level, she just completed her term as vice president and has served as chairman of many committees.

“My dream for the Auxiliary is to help it grow and flourish,” Thomas told Auxiliary members and convention delegates at her installation speech. “We are members of a very noble and prestigious organization that has made a difference in the lives of many men, women and children for decades.”

Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. With a membership of nearly 800,000, local American Legion Auxiliary units have a strong presence in more than 9,000 communities nationwide.

The American Legion Auxiliary’s mission to serve veterans, the military and their families is carried out through its hundreds of outreach programs delivered by its members, volunteers and National Headquarters.

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