The 5th District Ladies Auxiliary held their annual convention May 5th at VFW Post 4242 in Raytown. Chairmen gave reports regarding the programs of the Ladies Auxiliary including homemade bags to be given to the Veterans at the VA hospital which they will present to their loved ones on Mother’s Day.
Ladies Auxiliary VFW 5789 was honored to present three students from Lee’s Summit High School citations and monetary awards for their patriotic art work. The artwork from our first place winner, Lexi Morris, has been sent onto state for judging for the June convention.
When the four of us – myself, Paula McKinley, Kit Carson and Sue Higgins-Sprowell – and started talking about doing the fundraiser for David King on Feb. 18, we never dreamed that it would unfold and happen the way it did. Our goal was to pay the King family’s rent for one year; never would we have dreamed that we would be able to it pay longer than that.
Armistice Day commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany in Compiegne, France, ending World War I on the Western front. It was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.