Hoggard Receives National Recognition
Lily Hoggard of the Piggott VFW Post #4517 Auxiliary was recently honored as the national hospital volunteer of the year for the organization. Hoggard was recognized for 21 year of service as a volunteer at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. During those years she has shown great dedication for hospitalized and elderly veterans, and has given numerous hours of her time in an effort to comfort them.
It was this dedication which earned Hoggard the national first place recognition, for which she received a plaque. The presentation was made at the recent VFW state convention in Little Rock.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Post #4517 also received awards for involvement in legislative efforts and other hospital programs at the annual meeting in the capitol city.