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Antietam Unit 236 receives awards

October 10, 2009

Diane Wood, president, presented Antietam Unit 236 with Certificate of Merit awards at the Western Maryland District American Legion Auxiliary meeting on Sept. 27.

At the Department of Maryland level, the unit received first-place awards for Americanism - most outstanding work; Americanism - best parade report; Cancer Control - most outstanding work; Children and Youth - most outstanding work; Community Service - most outstanding work; Gold Star; and National Security - best all- around program.

The unit received second-place honors for Legislative - best all-around report; second place for Public Relations - most complete publicity report; third place for Education - most outstanding work; third place for Public Relations - best all around work; and third place for Veterans Affairs field service.

At the Western Maryland District level, the unit earned first-place awards for all-around activities, Americanism, children and youth, community service, veterans affairs and rehabilitation.

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The unit placed second for junior activities, blood donor program and a third place for Gold Star.

The unit was also presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for service and support of the hospitalized veterans at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Unit 236 President Ava Gift accepted the awards on behalf of the unit, stating that the unit wishes to thank the community for supporting the annual bake sale and flower sales that provide the funds to carry out its programs.

For more information about the organization, call Gift at 301-432-6658.

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