The Department of Pennsylvania American Legion began their 99th Annual Department Convention on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Harrisburg Hilton in Harrisburg PA. The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania BG Anthony J. Carrelli and the Deputy Adjutant General of Pennsylvania MG Eric Weller were the first of our guests to address the delegation.
The 2017 State Champion of the Essay Contest, Michelle Brodsky of East Stroudsburg, PA read her winning essay. The Keystone Boys State Governor Aryaman Khandelwal from Breinigsville, PA spoke of his experience with KBS. The VA&R Employer Awards went to Paris Cleaners in DuBois, PA for Large Employer of Veterans Award and Associates for Training and Development from DuBois, PA received the Employer of Older Workers Award. The Educator of the Year went to Donald G. Erway from Lebanon, PA.
Many post and district awards were given out for Children & Youth Awards, Marketing, Media & Communications Awards, Blood Donor Awards, Americanism Awards and New Post/Post Home Awards.