Dolores “Dee” Baggett was elected National President of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary in August 2019 at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. Dee is a life member of Mount Dora, Florida Auxiliary #1992, where she worked her way through the chairs and served as Local President from 2001 – 2004. She is active in her Local and where she currently holds the position of Parliamentarian. Dee worked her way through the Department chairs and served as Department President from 2009 – 2011. She then was elected as National Executive Committee (NEC) woman twice.
When Dee was elected Department Americanism Officer, she attended her first of many Freedoms Foundation AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Conferences. That weekend she learned of the many facets of Freedoms Foundation and developed a passion for this program. Her project for Freedoms Foundation is to keep “Powering Up The Future” with the purchase of a much needed generator to keep their lights burning bright for future generations. This would allow the campus to remain open during storms and not have to move our youth, teachers or other seminar attendees to local hotels.
Her theme of “Always Remember” applies to the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Aims and Purposes and the service work we perform. Freedoms Foundation exemplifies this theme also. They have an acre dedicated to each state and recognize every Medal of Honor recipient. If you are ever in the Valley Forge area, you need to visit, they welcome all. The Knox building has every citation for those Medal of Honor recipients among other historical items on display. In the odd-numbered years, the Auxiliary Conference is held and is open to all members of the AMVETS family.
Prior to her election as National President, Dee served on numerous committees and attended the Auxiliary’s National Leadership Seminars and Conventions. She was elected NEC Council Chairman and to the Finance Committee, as well as National Americanism Officer, Third Vice President, Second Vice President and First Vice President.
Dee is married to PDC/NEC J. Allen Baggett, who served in the United States Army. Allen served as Department of Florida Commander 2013 – 2015 and is currently serving as Florida’s NEC man having finished a term and being elected to 2 terms.
Dee was born in Fort Lauderdale, and now resides in Central Florida with her supportive husband. They have 3 children, one who served in the Marines and is also a member of AMVETS. They have 4 beautiful granddaughters and 1 great grandson. Dee has worked for the United States Postal Service as a Rural Letter Carrier since 1996.
In their spare time, Allen and Dee enjoy traveling and sightseeing. Some of their favorite trips include Alaska and their yearly trip to the North Carolina mountains (love waterfalls!). Spending time driving the backwoods of this wonderful USA is something they hope to continue across the Nation as they explore new areas.
For further information please contact AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary, 4647 Forbes Boulevard, Lanham, Maryland 20706.