President Blog

I wanted to call to your attention to National President Nicole Clapp's visit to South Dakota along with the activities: 

September 11

2:00 -5:00 pm Tour Falls Parks, Arc of Dreams, and Memorial Park

 September 12

10:00-11:00 am Tour the Sioux Falls VA Hospital

 11:30 am -12:30 pm Lunch

 1:00-3:00 pm Tour Big Paws Canine Foundation

 7:00 -9:00 PM Meet and Greet at Chester Post Home

 September 13

National President returning home.


Hope you can join us on one of these dates.

 I would also encourage all units to take a look at the important announcement about Operation Pillowcase found in the announcement section.

Teresa Huntimer                                Department President


South Dakota
American Legion Auxiliary


With Thoughts and Prayer

From Department Chaplain

Kathleen Gieman

Bette Watts Service Information:

Our sincere condolences to PDC Gary Watts and family with the loss of Bette. She was a wonderful supporter of veterans, and will be missed.

Service information in the link below: 

July 2019



Our family would like to express extreme gratitude to our American Legion Family for the support you showed us through this difficult time.  Royce was very proud of the time he spent with the American Legion, he was truly a Veteran still serving Veterans.  Thank you!!

July 2019

Royce Loesch Service Information:

Please keep Past Department President Jeanine Loesch and her family in your prayers with the loss of her husband Royce. 

Funeral Services for ROYCE LOESCH are as follows:
Visitation - Wednesday, July 17 at 5pm - 7pm
Prayer Service - Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm
Funeral Service - Thursday, July 18 at 10am
All to be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre, SD

Sympathy cards can be sent to:
Jeanine Loesch and family
1732 Northstar Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

May the road rise up to you - May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And the rains fall soft upon the fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen

July 2019