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VFW Ladies Auxiliary national president visits Brookings

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014


Above: Ann Panteleakos, national president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, visited Brookings from Aug. 10 through 12. During her time in the Brookings area, she met with Brookings VFW and VFW Auxiliary officers. From left are Lois Ladegaard, president of George Dokken VFW Auxiliary No. 2118; Rick Nase, commander of VFW Post No. 2118; Vickie Rosse, president of South Dakota Department, Ladies Auxiliary VFW; Panteleakos; and Don Dahlin, VFW department commander for South Dakota.


Meets with veterans in local nursing homes



In a historic event the third in the past century here Brookings was visited by the national president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

During a three-day stay in Brookings, from Aug. 10 through Aug. 12, President Ann Panteleakos met with members of Brookings VFW Auxiliary No. 2118; visited Volga and attended a Championship Teener baseball game, where she led players and fans in the Pledge of Allegiance and threw out the first pitch; toured local attractions, including McCrory Gardens and the South Dakota Art Museum; and visited with veterans who are residents at the the United Living Community and the Neighborhoods at Brookview.

For the complete article see the 08-23-2014 issue.

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