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ALA asks for more patriotism

Published 12:46am Thursday, February 14, 2013


ROCKETS’ RED GLARE: Members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 watch as Washington Mayor Archie Jennings (seated) signs a proclamation calling for citizens to take pride in the fact a national anthem was established to unify our spirit and patriotic love for our country and flag. The proclamation also implored all Americans to reflect on the words and meaning of  “The Star-Spangled Banner,” especially on March 3, the day “The Star-Spangled Banner” was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution and signed into law in 1931.  Observing the signing are Betsey Lee Hodges, Betsy Tetterton, Betty Ross and Colleen Lupton, along with Washington City Councilman Ed Moultrie. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic organization serving veterans, military persoonel and their families. It advocates for veterans, educates our citizens, mentors youth and promotes patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security. For more information about American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15, call 252-975-4790 or email

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