Services, activities for area veterans

Lewisburg Hometown Heroes

There will be a Hometown Heroe Flag Dedication for Memorial Day in Lewisburg on Sunday, May 27, starting at noon. The dedication will be held in front of Farmers State Bank in Downtown Lewisburg. The Memorial Day Parade will be held at 1 p.m., with the ceremony taking place at 1:30 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. There will be a Veterans Appreciation Luncheon immediately following at the TCN Community Association Center.

Darrtown Memorial Association service

Darrtown Memorial Association’s 120th annual service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Prelude with music from the Methodist Men’s Choir will be from 1:45-2 p.m. at Darrtown Methodist Church. Butler County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will perform the flag ceremony. Milford Mini Farmers will perform the Memorial Day tribute. Veterans will be recognized, and Allen Winkler, Professor Emeritus of the Miami University History Department will speak on “Twentieth Century American Wars.”

Eaton Memorial Day Parade

The American Legion Post 215 and VFW Post 8066 will be hosting the 2018 Eaton Memorial Day parade on May 28. Parade line up will be at the Armory (Vine Street side) at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. with a wreath ceremony at the Main Street Bridge and then at Mound Hill Cemetery. Socializing with food will take place at both posts after the cemetery ceremony. American Legion Post 215 is located on U.S. 35 West and VFW Post 8066 is located at 401 West Lexington Road. If anyone would like to participate in the parade, they should contact: American Legion Post 215 at 937-456-5767 or VFW Post 8066 at 937-456-5281. Interested parties may also contact Stacy Wells at 513-801-6645.

American Legion Post 322

West Alexandria Memorial Day Services, Sunday, May 27, leave at 8 a.m. to fire a 21-gun salute at the cemeteries. 11 a.m. wreath/deck ceremony at the Legion Hall, 2 p.m. Memorial Day Service at Sugar Grove, 3 p.m. Lunch and fellowship at Post 322. Order of cemeteries: Salem Lutheran Church, Sugar Hill, Sugar Grove, Shiloh, Enterprise, Twin Valley, Wheatville, and Preble Memory Gardens.

VFW 1577

VFW 1577 in Camden has several upcoming events scheduled for the month of May. On Saturday, May 19, there will be music by Night Cruiser. The annual Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday, May 28. Line-up will begin at 1 p.m. with the parade scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Eaton Post 8066

Eaton Post 8066 membership meetings are the first Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m., auxiliary meetings are the second Monday each month, at 7 p.m., and calendar meetings are each third Monday at 6:30 p.m. Euchre is played every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The band plays every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m., with a meal from 3-5 p.m. PCPL open kitchen every Thursday, and open pool on Sundays. On Fridays, the post hosts a musical event. For May, karaoke will be held on again on May 25 from 8 p.m. until midnight. Jan the Man and Cowboy Joe will perform on Friday, May 18.

James E. Ryan Post 322

James E. Ryan Post 322 in West Alexandria holds Euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Senior Fun Day is held every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Rock the Juke Box and Carry-in will be held on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

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’ meetings at 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 937-456-5767. 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., $10. Public welcome. Fish dinners every third Friday, 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.

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 16 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.