Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 in Millsboro attended the 96th American Legion Auxiliary National Convention in Cincinnati.

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 in Millsboro were among the nearly 1,300 delegates, alternates and distinguished guests who attended the 96th American Legion Auxiliary National Convention in Cincinnati.

The annual event brings American Legion members to celebrate successes from the administrative year, elect national officers and set national priorities to guide their organization in the coming year.

While at convention, the unit members participated in various activities, including National Executive Committee meetings, divisional caucuses, sessions on how to continue the ALA’s mission of serving veterans, the nomination of state and national officers and recognition of the year’s achievements.

Beth McGinn was ratified as the national security chairman at the national level; Carol Feeley, the national executive committeewoman for the Department of Delaware; Carole Baldwin, the national eastern division community service chairman; and Tina Washington, the national eastern division public relations chairman. In addition, the unit was recognized in several areas for their accomplishments, which benefit veterans, military and youth. The unit’s awards included the National President’s Award for Excellence, the Junior Activities Unit Award and the Legislative Unit Award for the eastern division.

Attendees also had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Democratic and Republican presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, who attended as guest speakers.

For more information, visit ALAforVeterans.org.