Veterans News


Memorial Day celebration

Preble County Honor Guard , under the command of Commander Phil Hurst, will be honoring their lost fellow commarads on May 22, at Castine Cemetery, and Wares Chapel. Castine Cemetery will start at 1 p.m. , with Wares Chapel following at 2 p.m. Names of fallen veterans will be read at each cemetery, and Pastor Wayne Gardner will be the speaker. Troop and Pack 280 will also be assisting with the ceremony. Arcanum Middle School band will provide patriotic musical songs during the ceremony. The public is encouraged to bring a lounge chair and join the group in honoring our veterans. Contact Julie Neaveill, Vice Commander for Priddy Walters American Legion Post 665, in West Manchester, at 937-408-4109 for additional information.

James E. Ryan Post 322

James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South, West Alexandria, Sons of the American Legion’s fish fry will be Saturday, April 16, from 5-7 p.m. Euchre is played every Wednesday at 7 p.m.; $5 entry fee. The annual SAL Golf Tourney will be Sunday, May 15.

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. Wii bowling will be played at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Karaoke is from 7-11 p.m. on Fridays. For more information, call 937-456-5281.

DAV meetings

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.

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