Cape Gazette

VFW Ladies Auxiliary national president visits Rehoboth

Sep 17, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

Armithea “Sissy” Borel of Starks, La., the national president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States visited VFW Post 7447 in Rehoboth Beach Sunday, Sept. 8. Borel is on her national tour, visiting VFW posts throughout America.

Prior to her visit to Rehoboth, Borel visited the veterans in the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford and also the Home of the Brave. Borel will lead the organization under the theme Keeping America's Veterans & Families Strong for the 2013-14 year, which is the 100th year of service for the organization. She will focus on strengthening membership and serving veterans and their families through the national programs.

Veterans’ organizations from the Cape Region turned out to greet Borel, and local officials also came to the dinner to read and present tributes to Borel.

Shown is Borel with Delaware Sen. Ernie Lopez as he makes comments prior to reading a tribute from the Delaware Senate. He commended the National Ladies Auxiliary for its more than 2 million hours of community service.

Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, prepares to present a tribute from the Delaware House of Representatives. He honored Borel for her strong leadership. Schwartzkopf also presented a tribute to Post 7447 Auxiliary celebrating its 100th anniversary. He commended members for their volunteer service and sharing U.S. history with students. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper presents a proclamation to Borel officially declaring Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 as Keeping America’s Veterans and Families Strong Day in honor of VFW Ladies Auxiliary National President Armithea “Sissy” Borel. He also presented Borel with a Rehoboth Beach lapel pin. Following the mayor’s proclamation, a tribute from U.S. Sen. Chris Coons was read. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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