National VFW Auxiliary President to visit Natchitoches

Sandi VFW

National VFW Auxiliary President, Sandi Kriebel, will make her Official Trip to Louisiana Nov. 28-30, which includes a stop in Natchitoches on Friday Nov. 30. The public, especially any veterans, is invited to attend the reception.

The schedule for Sandi’s visit to Natchitoches is as follows:
3 pm Laying of Wreath at Veterans Memorial Park
3-6 pm Welcome to Louisiana Reception at VFW Post 1962 400 Saint Denis St.

Kriebel, of Ellicott City, Md., was elected National President of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States Auxiliary at its 105th National Convention in Kansas City, Mo. on July 25.

A Life Member of Yingling-Ridgely Auxiliary 7472 in Ellicott City, she joined on the eligibility of her father, A World War II and Korean War US Army Veteran. She served the organization in several capacities, including Auxiliary and District President, and as Department (state) President, for which she earned Outstanding President of the Year in her membership group in 1996-1997.

On the national level, she served as National District Council Member, Eastern Conference Chairman for the Americanism and Membership Programs, and National Director for the Cancer Aid and Research, Hospital and “Buddy” Poppy Programs. She was also a National Patriotic Instructor. Sandi is also a Life Member of the VFW National Home for Children and a member of the Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary (MOCA).

In her spare time she enjoys collecting thimbles and cameo broaches, watching old movies and spending time with her family: husband Paul, three grown children (including a son who is a 100-percent disabled veteran who served in Desert Storm), seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.