Osseo-Maple Grove Legion receives auxiliary national president visit

The American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas recently toured the state of Minnesota. She is a  native of the state of Virginia and was elected National President of the American Legion Auxiliary at the National Convention in Indianapolis last July.

Members of the Osseo American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172 hosted a dinner for American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas. Pictured in the front row are: Chris Ronning, current Department 2nd Vice President; and Peggy Thomas, National President. Back row: Erma Redden, past Unit and District President; Cindy Olson, current Unit President; Shaaron Barnes, current 10th District President; and Raleen Tolzman, current Department President.

Members of the Osseo American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172 hosted a dinner for American Legion Auxiliary National President Peggy Thomas. Pictured in the front row are: Chris Ronning, current Department 2nd Vice President; and Peggy Thomas, National President. Back row: Erma Redden, past Unit and District President; Cindy Olson, current Unit President; Shaaron Barnes, current 10th District President; and Raleen Tolzman, current Department President.

The Osseo American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172, was honored to host a dinner on March 6 for President Thomas. The group had several distinguished guests, included the State Commander of the American Legion and the Department President of the American Legion Auxiliary that attended the dinner and spoke to the American Legion family.

Members of the Heritage Pipes and Drums, sponsored by the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Post 172, perform at a dinner at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion.

Members of the Heritage Pipes and Drums, sponsored by the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Post 172, perform at a dinner at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion.

Several donations were given to President Thomas for her project, which is establish scholarships for children of wounded warriors.

While in Minnesota, she was able to take a tour of the VA Medical Center and 2 of the Fisher Houses in Minneapolis. After a lovely dinner, the Heritage Pipes and Drums played some patriot songs for everyone. Past Unit and District President Cindy Olson thanked everyone that attended that most memorable event.

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