Honor programs and free meals for area veterans for Veterans Day

Area veterans will be treated to free meals for Veterans Day.

Veterans will also be honored during a program Nov. 10 at the First Church of the Nazarene.

Meals for veterans include:
• The annual free Veterans Day Dinner sponsored by the Huntington County Veterans Council.

The dinner is hosted this year by American Legion Post 85 and will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, from noon to 3 p.m.

Reservations are not necessary. American Legion Post 85 is located at 1410 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

American Legion Post 160, American Legion Post 85, American Legion Post 7 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 rotate the responsibility for hosting this yearly event. All veterans are welcome to attend.

• A Veterans Day Honor breakfast hosted by the students and staff of Lancaster Elementary School.

The breakfast will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, at 8 a.m. at the school. All veterans and members of the armed forces are invited. A free breakfast will follow a brief ceremony.

The flag raising will be conducted at 9 a.m. by the honor guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.

Reservations should be made by calling 468-2816.

Lancaster School is located at 2932W-300S in Huntington County.

• A "thank you" dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, located on Hauenstein Road in Huntington.

The local restaurant will participate in Applebee's "Veterans and Active Duty Military Eat Free" program on Veterans Day.

Valid forms of veteran and active duty identification, needed to obtain one of six free entrees include U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U. S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current leave and earnings statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (for example, American Legion and VFW), Photograph in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214 or Citation or Commendation.

• Golden Corral's 9th annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner.

The dinner will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 9p.m. in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide.

The free dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to any person who has ever served in the United States military. Anyone who is a veteran, retired or currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves is invited to participate in Golden Corral's Military Appreciation Monday dinner.

• A Veterans Day program honoring all veterans will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene on Flaxmill Road.

Special recognition will be presented to living Huntington County veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, living Huntington County veterans who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and living WWII Huntington County veterans who were awarded a Purple Heart medal.

Additionally, all WWII veterans who attend will be recognized with a special lapel pin.

This event is sponsored by the Huntington County Veterans Council, the American Legion Posts 7, 85 and 160 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.
It is funded by the city of Huntington, Huntington County and the Huntington County Veterans Service Office.

This program is produced by the County Veterans Service Office.

All veterans, their friends and families and patriotic citizens are invited to attend. There is no charge for this event and the facilities are handicapped accessible.