Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jan 11, 2013
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) joined National President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Leanne Lemley; Georgia President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Mickie Rogers; Georgia State Commander of the VFW Rusty Rogers; VFW Post 2785 Commander Paul Murray; VFW Department of Georgia National Council Member Dean Smith; and Commander of the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base Colonel Don Davis at the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars banquet in Albany. The banquet was held in honor of Ladies Auxiliary VFW President Leanne Lemley.

“Beyond their commitment to our veterans, service members, and wounded warriors, I find myself continually amazed at the charitable works organized by the Ladies Auxiliary here in Georgia,” said Congressman Bishop. “Whether they reward our youth for excellence in academics through their scholarship program, or organize volunteers at VA Medical Hospitals and clinics such as the one right here in Albany, or support cancer research, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW continues to benefit our communities in many ways.”

For almost 100 years, the Ladies Auxiliary has served our nation’s service members with pride and distinction. Mrs. Lemley, of West Point, Iowa, is the 2012-2013 National President of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, leading the organization under the theme, “Serving from the Heart for Veterans.” She has been involved with the Auxiliary for more than 40 years since joining on the eligibility of her father who served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II. She has a brother who is a VFW Life Member with Vietnam eligibility, a son and stepson as VFW members with Iraq eligibility, as well as two daughter-in-laws and two granddaughters involved in the Ladies Auxiliary.

To view a picture of the banquet, please click here.