Local veterans invited to attend special breakfast gathering


GRAFTON—As a way to make themselves more visible to fellow companions who served in the United States Military, the Memorial City Post 3081 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be hosting breakfast gatherings.

“We are hoping that we can reach out to those who bravely and dutifully served the country,” said VFW member Trenton Pauley. “This is a way to not only come together to fellowship, but to hopefully grow the membership of the various veteran’s organizations present here in Taylor County.”

The first breakfast get-together will take place on Tuesday, August 16, at Lesa’s Place, located at 175 George Washington Highway, just west of Grafton. A delicious meal will be served to any and all veterans from 7:30-9:00 a.m.

“Whether you are old or young, no matter what branch you served in or if you saw action, this breakfast is open to all veterans,” voiced Pauley.

During the morning, attendees will be able to choose from a delicious plate of biscuits and sausage gravy or a classic breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage and toast. Coffee, tea and water will also be available.

And to make things even more enticing, VFW Post 3081 will be offering a deal for those who come early.

“The post will be paying for the first 30 veterans who attend the event,” Pauley shared. “So be sure to beat the crowd and eat for free!”

For those who choose to sleep a little longer and miss that cut-off, the cost of breakfast is just $10.

“Again, this special event is open to all veterans, and is simply a time for veterans to get together, have fun and fellowship with other veterans,” noted Pauley. “There will not be any formal meeting, just togetherness.”

The VFW slogan states that no one does more for veterans, and the Memorial City Post take much pride in that.

Many members feel that there is a stigma around the local VFW post with community members thinking that is it just a bar, but in fact, the Memorial City Post offers so much more.

“The VFW doesn’t get the credit it deserves,” voiced Pauley. “I want people to know why we’re here and that we aren’t just a bar. We strive to do as much as we can for our local veterans, whether it be through providing information to help educate, helping to locate resources or just serving as a place for those who served to gather together.”

Here in Taylor County, veterans can become members of various veteran’s organizations including not just the VFW and it’s Auxiliary, but the American Legion, as well.

“We will have contact information at the breakfast for those who would like to become members of any of those groups,” Pauley disclosed. “So, come and join us for a morning of fun and camaraderie.”

The next veteran’s breakfast is slated to take place on Tuesday, September 20.

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