The Preble County Honor Guard performed funeral honors for the following veterans, in July:
Gary L. Curl, USMC Vietnam,
Thomas Pridemore, US Navy Vietnam,
Ellsworth P. Zizert, US Army WWII,
George W. Steele, USMC Vietnam,
Howard Stedman, US Navy WWII,
Timothy Weller, USAF Vietnam,
Oscar Wilson, US Army WWII,
Albert H. Dennis, US Army WWII.
The American Legion has some upcoming events. Each Wednesday of the month of August is Ladies’ Night. Each Thursday features a senior fun brunch from 1-4 p.m. On Aug. 16, there will be a steak fry from 5-7 p.m.
Disabled American Veterans meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., at 210 N. Commerce Street, Lewisburg. 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.
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. For more information, call 937-456-5281.
Ladies’ Aux. Post 215
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Post 215 American Legion will not have monthly meetings until the first Thursday of September, 2014. Please feel free to come to a meeting if you are interested in joining our Auxiliary to honor the Veterans or Active Duty Service members of your family.
The Auxiliary has had several fund raising events this past year. We have been able to assist our Post in meeting their financial obligations and we have made a sizable donation to the Dayton Veterans Administration Volunteer group.
The Preble County Job Center located in Eaton has a new veteran’s representative on site every Monday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The representative can assist with employment questions and any other questions you may have. Contact Ana McFarlane at 937-456-6224, Option 2.
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 sixteen 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.