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Area resident advocates for veterans at Washington, D.C. conference
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Local residents attend American Legion Auxiliarys and American Legions Washington Conference. From left, they are Commander of the Department of South Carolina, Joe Lysaght; President of the Department of South Carolina,Teresia Hayes; Dennis Belue and Billy Bell, Legionnaires of James Leroy Belk Post 17.
Teresia Hayes of Camden, state president of the American Legion’s Department of South Carolina was one of more than 300 delegates and distinguished guests from across the nation who attended the American Legion Auxiliary’s (ALA) annual Washington, D.C., conference held Feb. 22-25. The winter event provides an opportunity for the organization’s leadership to hear from Washington-based experts on issues relevant to the ALA’s mission and to meet with Congressional representatives on key legislative priorities. Hayes joined American Legion family members to learn how to better support our veterans and their families.