Sara Fowler has been a full-time communications specialist and writer for the American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters for over four years. Her interest in veterans, military, and their families peaked in college while she was studying journalism. During this time, Sara was able to participate in multiple internships with the military and write about the training that Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) recruits were going through. This continued as she went on to attain her master’s degree, and her final project was about the struggles veterans experience when returning home from combat. These interests eventually brought Sara to ALA National Headquarters after she graduated, and it has been a perfect fit ever since.
Even though Sara has been the voice of many ALA members through writing projects during her time here, she has continued to support our brave men and women in any way she can. She eventually joined the Heroes Giving Hope — a group of monthly donors changing the lives of veterans, military, and their families one monthly donation at a time — by starting monthly gifts to the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation’s Mission Endowment Fund and National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Fund.
“Because I am not eligible for ALA membership, I felt like this was one of the ways I could give back, beyond being a staff member. I truly believe in the mission of what we do, and I know that every dollar I give is helping veterans, military, and their families,” she said.
Darius Carter (left), veteran and performer at 2018 NVCAF, and Sara Fowler, ALA National Headquarters staff member and ALA Foundation donor.
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.