Veterans invited to fellowship through special breakfast event


GRAFTON—After a successful event last time, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be hosting another breakfast gathering.

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 VFW began 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 next breakfast get-together will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 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 Lesa’s Place Mountaineer Special, which is a mixture of hash browns, meat, green peppers, onion and cheese, served with two eggs on top and toast. Coffee, tea and water will also be available.

The cost of breakfast is just $15 per veteran.

“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.”

Pauley noted that membership in a service association is not required for attendance.

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, October 18.

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