INDIANAPOLIS—8/30/12—American Legion Auxiliary Banner Unit 109 in Angier, N. Carolina, was one of only five units to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence from American Legion Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson. Awards were presented Aug. 30 at the American Legion Auxiliary’s 92nd National Convention in Indianapolis.
The National President’s Award for Excellence is presented annually to American Legion Auxiliary units that represent the “best of the best” in planning and implementation of the American Legion Auxiliary’s mission. Recipients are selected based on applications that address the unit’s achievements in Auxiliary national goals and objectives in at least three Auxiliary programs.
Unit 109 spent this past year giving special emphasis to homeless veterans:
"I couldn't believe I was chosen for a national award. The scholarship has helped me a lot with my college expenses..."
- Dereck Neben, Children of Warriors Scholarship Recipient