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Auxiliary Post 342 Positive Citizenship Award To Be A Hero Volunteer

Updated: Feb 27


Samuel Velez Of Be A Hero To A Hero is A Recipient of the Citizenship Award By The Legion Auxiliary Post 342.

Presiding President Joanne Surrott Awarded the Certificate for Good Citizenship and Good Deeds.


Samuel Velez Of Be A Hero To A Hero has demonstrated strong qualities of character and good citizenship and good deeds.

He has been a part of the be A Hero Charity ( outreach to local veterans) from its inception in 2015.

He has delivered stockings. Helped sort. Organise Count and Prepare items for the Christmas Stockings.


Operation Gift a Vet is the function a Local Charity called Be A Hero To A Hero

The Charity was founded by the Legions Chaplain And Auxiliary Chaplain The Reverends Robert and Theresa Phillips

On Had wer his family Auxiliary members and Many American Legion Post Members

He was also given a Centennial Coin by The Commander Richard Zawislak



In his remarks Sam stated that he enjoys helping sorting and delivering the stockings to the Veterans who are in hospitals and in facilities of need.

Including Homeless shelters.

Thank you Sam!










Sam and Chaplains The Reverends Robert and Theresa Phillips



The Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary mission—to serve veterans, the military and their families—is more important than ever, particularly now that so many of our military are deployed overseas and returning from active duty. We seek to multiply our efforts by encouraging others to do the same and recognizing those who already have their sleeves rolled up.

To this end, the American Legion Auxiliary has established an award program to note and honor outstanding accomplishments in service to our veterans, the military and their families, both within the organization and throughout the greater society.

Are you interested the Auxiliary

Contact President Joanne Surrott at

630-584-5327

Email: jblasur@aol.com

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Article By Theresa Phillips

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