Gift Bag Assembly for VA Medical Center Hospitalized Veterans American Legion Post 60 Laurel, Maryland February 4, 2023

Maryland Gold Star Mothers Chapter members were joined by American Legion Post 60 Auxiliary members on February 4th who assisted with the assembly of gift bags for hospitalized veterans at the three Maryland VA Medical Centers: Baltimore, Loch Raven and Perry Point. The Maryland Chapter members included Janice Chance, Donna Robinson, Paula Davis, Theresa Karlson, Khadidja Keita, Elsheba Khan and Gloria Crothers. Auxiliary members included Jeanette Henkin, Delene Robinson, Dave Tyson, Linda Holder, Sherry Mills and granddaughters Lilly Gallagher & Madison Golden. Gift bag items included adult coloring books, colored pencils, word puzzle books, toiletry items, stress balls and stuffed bears. A total of 230 bags were assembled (80 Baltimore, 80 Perry Point and 70 Loch Raven). They will be distributed at each center next week during the “National Salute To Veterans Week”.  Maryland Gold Star Mothers are grateful to Commander Luby for allowing them to use the Post to have their bi-monthly meetings as well as a place to prepare for our service project and to have special events. The members are also grateful to the Auxiliary members for their continued support.