Chair: Pilar Bottoms (22)
Member: Chris Harvey (178)
Honorary Junior Officers
All contact with junior officers is to be through Junior Auxiliary Chairman, Department Secretary-Treasurer, or President
KaLee Nurre (2)
Juniors Patch Program
Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary may earn both physical and electronic patches for prescribed activities in Americanism, Community Service, Education, Field Service, Leadership, Membership, National Security, Physical Fitness, Poppy, Technology and Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation. Participating in the Patch Program is a terrific way to be involved in learning about the Auxiliary, volunteering in the community and serving our country’s veterans.
For more ideas and activities please see the National Website, Juniors www.alaforveterans.org
Juniors Patch Program
My name is KaLee Nurre I am from Unit 2 in Pueblo Colorado. I was recently selected to be the Honorary Junior President of Colorado. Both of my parents are disabled Army veterans. I have been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for almost thirteen years. I have volunteered through the veteran’s homes in my town as well as the VA hospitals. My goal as president is to help raise awareness for Veterans and those currently enlisted with hearing loss. My mom, an Army veteran, has lost her hearing due to cancer. She has one percent hearing in her left ear and zero percent in her right ear. The VA has just given her hearing aids and has said there’s nothing more they can do. Since my mom is not a college student there are no local classes to learn sign language. However, I have found a company that provides things like flashing alarms and caption call telephones for veterans with hearing loss. I plan to go to VA hospitals and talk to patients with hearing loss to spread the word about this company. I plan to raise total awareness and possibly even get a program or support group for the hearing impaired. I would like to have all of the juniors participate in making Hearts for Hearing Impaired. They are crocheted hearts filed with different scented pebbles and will act as car fresheners or just a pretty scented heart. They will be made as a group project and be sold at Mid-Year conference in January. All of the money will go to an organization that helps the hearing impaired and provides awareness and help for hearing impaired veterans.