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  • Thursday, November 02, 2017

    National Commander Joins Volunteers at Vets Arts Fest in Buffalo

    BUFFALO — The 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival took place Oct. 29 at UB Center for the Arts, featuring 51 categories of art, creative writing, dance, drama and music. A local veteran, James Becker of Grand Island, took a gold medal for his painting, “Intraflection,” in the Military Combat Experience category.

    The arts fest is open to veterans across the nation who are treated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. It is sponsored by the VA and the American Legion Auxiliary.

    National Commander Denise Rohan and National Auxiliary President Diane Duscheck joined Department of New York Legion and Auxiliary members who volunteered at the arts festival.

    VOLUNTEERS AT VETERANS CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL: (l-r) Erie County Adjutant Jim Bojanowski, Erie County Commander Sue Quirk, National Commander Denise Rohan, National Auxiliary President Diane Duscheck, Erie County President Deb Diebold, Hospitality Chairperson Anne Baglio, and 8th District President Cheryl Kollander.

    Gold Medal Winning Artist Veteran James Becker from Grand Island  is pictured with his painting “Intraflection”.