Nancy Brown-Park, of Palm Desert, Calif., was elected national vice
president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s
92nd National Convention in Indianapolis Aug. 24-30.
Brown-Park joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her father,
Richard D. Brown, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. She is also eligible
through the service of her husband, Jim Park, a Navy Vietnam War
Brown-Park, a 64-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 was chairman of the
following committees: Junior Activities, Public Relations, National
Security, Constitution & Bylaws, Membership, Children & Youth
and Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation. She was also a member of the
National Executive Committee in 2002-2003.
Brown-Park has a background as a retail buyer and currently owns and
operates a sales and marketing company. She exemplifies the American
Legion Auxiliary motto of Service Not Self by actively volunteering in
her community and with other philanthropic organizations. She and her
husband have two children, Christopher and Chloe, who are also part of
The American Legion Family.
"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."—Marjorie Moore, Belleville, Ill.