Homecoming for Texas American Legion Auxiliary president
Ninety-three years into its charter, Beaumont Unit 33 has produced the 93rd state president for the American Legion Auxiliary.
Christine Trahan, president of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas, welcomed family and friends from across the great state of Texas at her homecoming Oct. 19 at American Legion Post 33 at 1320 Pennsylvania St. in Beaumont. The evening will be filled with laughter, dancing and entertainment by The Blue Sky Orchestra and a mini USO show.
Fifteen zealous women organized American Legion Auxiliary Beaumont Unit 33 on May 20, 1920. Unit 33 operated under a temporary charter, and did canteen work at the trains as soldiers were being returned from “Over There.” With national work still in its infancy, Unit 33 built a program of rehabilitation among veterans. Beaumont Unit 33 has been going strong for 93 years and as long as there are soldiers serving “Over There” Unit 33 will continue to contribute to our Veterans and their families.
In the long history of Beaumont Unit 33, it has furnished the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas with five state presidents:
Mrs. W.L. Ezell 1937-38
Mrs. Rita Breaux 1949-50
Mrs. Agnes George 1959-60
Mrs. Dorothy Cooper 1963-64
Mrs. Christine R. Trahan 2013-14
Trahan, the 93rd president for the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas, was born and raised in Azusa, Calif., but moved to Texas 23 years ago. Christine is eligible for membership through the service of her husband’s, Michael, a U.S. Marine. They celebrated 33 years of marriage in 2013. Christine and Michael have two sons: Michael served in the U.S. Air Force and Dusty, a Marine, did three tours in Iraq. Christine has one granddaughter, Karli. Mike, Michael, Dusty and Karli are all members of Beaumont Unit 33.
Christine works for Recovery Service Bureau as an office manager, she has been there for 18 years.