Members of the American Legion Auxiliary, Royal Palm Beach Unit # 367, worked together at their Nov. 5 meeting to prepare a box of treats to present to the teachers and staff at a local school in honor of National Education Week, which will be observed Nov. 17 to 20.
National Education Week has been observed for 93 years. It was started because the American Legion realized that many of the draftees for World War I (1919) were lacking many educational skills. The American Legion worked with the National Education Association to come up with a plan to raise public awareness about the importance of education.
It was decided that each year, the week before Thanksgiving should be dedicated to education awareness to let the public know about the needs and successes of the public schools.
The auxiliary meets once a month at 10 a.m. at the Palms West Presbyterian Church at 13689 Okeechobee Blvd. The members are usually working on a project for vets who stay at the VA Medical Center on Blue Heron Blvd.
For more info., call Unit President Marge Herzog at (561) 818-9114.
ABOVE: American Legion Auxiliary Junior Member Rose Rodriguez and Unit President Marge Herzog deliver a basket of treats for Western Pines Middle School teachers to Mary Ann Pollak.