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Auxiliary LADIES LADIES AUX ILIAR Y VFW MAGAZINE • JUL Y 2011 VOL. 72, NO. 2


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cara Skodack Day EDITOR


Michelle Strausbaugh


LADIES AUXILIARY VFW MAGAZINE is published six times per year – January, March, May, July, September and November – by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 406 West 34th St., 10th Fl., Kansas City, MO 64111.


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16 table of contents 2 Letter from Your National President


4 Bataan Memorial Death March Each step a memory of those gone before


10 Ladies Auxiliary VFW Member Named NAC Volunteer of the Year


12 National Convention Tentative Agenda 14 Junior Girls Scholarship Winner


16 Come JUMP! with Us A new, free program for Junior Girls


18 Continuing Education Scholarship Winners


20 Meet the 2011-2012 Department Presidents


30 Statue of Liberty 125th Anniversary Preview!


31 September: Military Suicide Awareness Month


COVER Participants in the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March brave the New Mexico desert to honor the victims and survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II. Director of Communications & Publications Cara Day joined them on behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Read about her adventure on Pages 4-8. Photo courtesy White Sands Missile Range


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