Sue Wells of Livingston, a member of Livingston Auxiliary #8327, participated in the 97th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. held Aug. 21-26 at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.
The convention marked the beginning of her 2010-2011 term as National Americanism/Patriotic Instructor Director, the organization said in a news release.
During the convention, National President Jan Tittle commended the 3,000 attendees for all their hard work in honoring veterans and supporting deployed military personnel and their families. Members have spent millions of dollars and volunteer hours helping the heroes of our country, the news release said.
She also thanked members for volunteering 1.2 million hours in the nation’s hospitals, raising $2.3 million for the organization’s Cancer Aid & Research Fund, and donating $296,920 to VFW National Military Services, which includes Operation Uplink to provide long-distance calling opportunities to deployed soldiers and hospitalized veterans.