Next fall, local WWII, Korean, Vietnam and peacetime veterans will take a journey to the nation’s capitol. They will travel to Washington, D.C. to be honored at the memorials built in their honor. It is a journey they have earned and for many it will bring closure and peace. Over 1,500 WWII soldiers die each day and never get to see their memorial. Korean and Vietnam veterans are not far behind. Support is needed to help Preble County Veteran Services show them their sacrifices are appreciated. Contributions can be made via check to American Legion Post 322, C/O Veteran Services, 108 N. Barron St., Eaton, OH 45320.
Camden Post 1577
Camden Post 1577 auxiliary meetings are the first Tuesday each month, at 7 p.m. Men’s meeting is the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
American Legion Post 215
American Legion Post 215, 1000 U.S. 35 West, Eaton, holds regular members’ meeting 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month. Lunches available to the public Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with free delivery. Call 456-5767. Chicken fry first Friday every month 6-8 p.m. $10. Public welcome. Marinated pork chop dinner is the second Friday every month, 6-8 p.m. $9. Public welcome. Check them out on FaceBook. Hall available for rentals to general public with seating capacity of 138. Call 456-5767 for details and reservations.
VFW Post 8066
The VFW 8066, 401 W. Lexington Rd., Eaton, holds it monthly meetings on the First Monday of each month. The Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Monday of the month; the Men’s Auxiliary meets the third Monday of the month. The Thursday pool league started on Thursday, Oct. 6 and continues on Thursdays. Euchre will be played at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Karaoke is from 7 p.m.-midnight on Fridays. On Wednesdays, there will be a meal from 4-6 p.m. and a band from 4-7 p.m. Menu for Wednesdays in October: Wednesday, Oct. 26, mushroom steak. A fish fry will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29. From 8 p.m.-midnight, there will be a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 29. For more information, call 937-456-5281.
James E. Ryan Post 322
Euchre night is Ladies Night every Wednesday at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and it is open to the public at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South. Enjoy old-time country and western music every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. with the Senior Fun Bunch. This is open to the public and includes coffee and snacks with no cover charge. The Kids’ Halloween Party will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Legion Hall.
Disabled American Veterans meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post #322 at 1477 503 South in West Alexandria. Members are encouraged to attend. Veterans looking for a home legion are welcomed to come. Active duty and younger veterans are encouraged to become members as well.
PC Veterans Service ID Cards
Preble County Veteran Services is now offering honorably discharged veterans the opportunity to have a picture identification card. You may obtain your ID card at Veterans Services at no cost to you. You must bring a copy of your DD214 verifying character of discharge. For additional information you may contact Veterans Services at 937-456-6111.
“We Care” Program
In an effort to acknowledge the sacrifices of our local veterans and to promote spending within our own community, Preble County Veteran Services has launched a new program entitled “We Care”. Veteran Services will supply local honorably discharged veterans with an official “picture identification card” which would be presented to local businesses when making their purchases. The veteran would then receive a discount from the total cost of the purchase. We have sixteen businesses’ currently enrolled in the program. If your business would like to participate in this program, contact Veteran Services at 108 N. Barron St., Eaton.
Eaton post 8066 will host a ribeye steak dinner for Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5pm-8pm, located at 401 W. Lexington Road. Dinners are $10 per plate. For more information, call the VFW post at 937-456-5281