National Veterans Service Committee Activities

November 2018

by Nancy De Vito

Fall is here and before you know it winter will be here! Veterans Day is Nov. 11 please remember to thank a vet. If I may say so, why not Thank a Vet all year round whenever you see one, they really appreciate it. Our committee will be having lunch with our Veterans at Willow Springs in honor of Veterans day to thank them for their ser-vice. There are thousands of Veterans that are homeless. The state Elks are hoping to get all lodges to buy Welcome Home Kits which gives Veterans necessary household items to help them get a good start in their new residence. Slowly but surely, we can get a place of residence for all homeless vets. If you wish to help buy a kit you can donate funds to the Point Pleasant Elks Veterans Committee (Attention: Welcome Home Kit) and we will do the necessary paperwork for the State Elks or you can donate items needed. The is a list of items posted on the bulletin board at the lodge.

Our Veterans committee is in the planning stages getting ready for the Holiday break-fast at JBMDL. It will be held on Monday Dec. 3. We will be getting together at the lodge on Sunday Dec. 2. for the prep work at 9:30 am.

The committee also sends birthday cards and Christmas card to all the Veterans in Menlo park vets’ home as well as Willow Springs. If you have extra birthday cards or Christ-mas cards and would like to donate to our committee it will be greatly appreciated.

Be on the lookout for our Veterans Committee Friday night dinner. What is your favorite meal? What are you hoping to see on the menu? Let us know!

So long as there are Veterans,
the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks will never forget them!

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