Leonard takes on new leadership role
Michelle Leonard’s path in the American Legion Auxiliary might have been set years ago.
She also served three years as president of Farmington’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189.
The Third District covers a wide swath of central and southern Minnesota, including parts of Washington, Dakota, Goodhue, Scott and Nicollet counties.
The job will involve appearances around the state and a visit to the national convention, held this year in Charlotte, N.C.
Leonard is eligible to join the legion through her grandpa Eddie Pumper, who served in World War II.
“This is something I’ve always done as a way to keep Grandpa Eddie alive in my heart,” she said. “I think he’d be proud of me for working with veterans.”