Veterans News

Eaton UCC veterans service

Eaton United Church of Christ invites all veterans and their families to join them at worship on Sunday, Nov. 13, for a veterans’ service. The 10:30 a.m. service will be led in part by Curt Christman and will include the POW/MIA table service.

American Legion Post 665

American Legion Post 665, in West Manchester is having a pork chop dinner on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 450 N. Main Street, U.S. 127, West Manchester. Serving starts at 5 p.m. until sold out. Meals cost are $8, with extra chops $5, and desserts are $2. Carryout is available. This will be the last dinner of the year.

Support needed

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 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. 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 next breakfast will be Dec. 4. Veterans Day free ham with beans and cornbread, and bake sale will be Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Giving Thanks Dinner Carry-in will be Monday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. with meat provided. Sign up in the canteen or Call Linda Wick for more details at 336-4655.

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.