American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 15 on the go

Published 2:43 am Monday, October 2, 2017

 From American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 15


American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 15 has completed a successful summer and is off to good start in their fall activities to serve veterans, military and their families and the community.

In July, a member serving as state leadership chairman directed the Department of North Carolina Legion College for the Auxiliary with the assistance of two members from across the state. More than 100 Auxiliary members attended the three-day training session where they learned about Auxiliary programs, awards and exchanged ideas to better unit members’ participation.

In August, a member attended the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention in Reno, Nevada. While in attendance, she was presented a public relations award for her accomplishments as North Carolina state PR chairman and a legislative award for her work as National Legislative vice chairman.

On Sept. 11, Auxiliary No. 15 President Betsey Lee Hodges, along with others, presented remarks at the Landis Unit No. 146 American Legion Auxiliary 9/11 Remembrance and Day of Service program. The event, presented to 500 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Corriher Lipe Middle School, reviewed the 9/11 event with its tragedies and displays of bravery, community service and acts of kindness.

Auxiliary Unit No. 15 was represented in Edenton on Sept. 17, at the dedication of a monument honoring Hugh Williamson, a signer of the United States Constitution.

Members of the unit will be collecting supplies for Beaufort County classrooms in their “Give 10 to Education” program; will be visiting veterans at local nursing homes in October and November; conducting a “Make a Difference” event in the community and organizing the Veterans Day program.

Any mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, granddaughter, great-granddaughter or a female herself in the designated times of wartime service are eligible to join the American Legion Auxiliary, which is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world. Besides volunteer and scholarship opportunities, there are other numerous member benefits and ways to pay tribute to those men and women who have served our country.  If interested, please contact Betsey Lee Hodges at