Darlene Mays-Tittman has been a Life Member of the National Home for over 40 years. Darlene’s first personal contact with the National Home was in 1960. Her father, the Department Youth Chairman, took the State Marble Champion to a Tournament in Eaton Rapids. Darlene’s parents took three small children from Virginia to the Home in 1960, and met the Virginia Cottage housemother.
In 1963, they took two more children to live at the National Home. Darlene became good friends with the house mother of Virginia Cottage. In 1968 the VFW National Convention was in Detroit, and Darlene visited the National Home. She is a strong supporter and advocate for the National Home.
Darlene is a 58-year Life Member of VFW Auxiliary #176 in Virginia. She currently serves as President of her Auxiliary. Darlene is a Past District President, Past Department President (1970-71) and Past Southern Conference President (1992-93). Darlene is a 40-year MOCA member serving as Grand President (1995-96) and has served as Grand Secretary for numerous terms. Darlene is currently serving her thirteenth year as Department VAVS Representative to Hampton VAMC.