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Thursday, October 23, 2014

District 9 President Louise Cichon, Bernice Dworning and Maribeth Shankman celebrate Dworning’s 50 year membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, Willowick Unit 678.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Civil Air Patrol honored

The Air Force Association has honored the Civil Air Patrol with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of 70 years of helping to secure America, with special mention of its World War II service.
The Civil Air Patrol will be recognized with the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the service that the CAP gave to the country during World War II. The medal was signed into law on May 30 and will be presented in Washington, D.C., in December.
The Civil Air Patrol was founded on Dec. 1, 1941, only a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The first CAP members helped support the war effort with patrols of the American coastline. They assisted in locating German submarines that were trying to sink American ships full of cargo and supplies bound for Europe.
The CAP reported 173 suspected submarines, performed 5,684 special convoy missions; the pilots reported 17 floating mines, 36 bodies, 91 ships in distress and 363 survivors in the water.
By the end of World War II the CAP, as the auxiliary force of the Army Air Forces, had flown more than 750,000 hours on all missions, with a loss of 65 members and 150 aircraft.

Madison Auxiliary hosts pork dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 112, 6671 Middle Ridge Road in Madison, will host a pork dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home. Dinners are $10 per person. For details, call the post home at 440-428-7893.

Mentor Senior Center hosts breakfast for vets
The Fifth Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road in Mentor.
The meal is free for veterans and $4 for guests. Registration in advance is required by Nov. 4 in person or by calling 440-974-5725. The event is co-sponsored with Perkins Pancake House in Painesville.

Nonfiction author to speak at Notre Dame
Geauga County Library Foundation’s Distinguished Speaker series will feature Alex Kershaw, author of acclaimed World War II nonfiction, at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Education Center Auditorium, 13000 Auburn Road in Munson Township.
Tickets for the program are $5 and are available at all Geauga County libraries and at the door. Patrons may bring their books to be signed and books will be available for purchase before and after the program courtesy of Barnes and Noble.
For details, call Kristen Haskell at 440-286-6811 ext. 131.

Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678 is hosting a basket raffle.
The basket contains $50 gift certificates from Petie’s Family Restaurant, Cala’s Pizza and Rudy’s Meats. The drawing will be held during the intermission of Sunday bingo on Nov. 9.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Catholic War Veterans recruiting members
Catholic War Veterans of the United States will be actively recruiting the week of Nov. 8-16 at Catholic churches throughout the Cleveland area.
Organized in 1935, the Catholic War Veterans received an apostolic blessing from Pope Pius XI and a Congressional Charter from President Reagan in 1984.
For details about National Recruitment week, visit www.cwv.org.

Sub Zero Mission collecting warming items
The Painesville Police Department will host a stuff the bus event to benefit Sub Zero Mission from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 9.
Warming items such as gloves, scarves, fleece garments, hoodies, sleeping bags, tents, blankets, new socks, boots, hand warmers and flannel are all welcome. The bus will be parked in the police and fire lot off of East Erie Street next to Arby’s.

Madison Library helps to rename football field
The Madison Public Library, 6111 Middle Ridge Road in Madison, will help local veterans in a project connected with the naming of the high school football field.
The field will be renamed “Dick Hamblin Field.” Hamblin was the first local casualty of the Vietnam War.
Funds collected, through a donation jar at the library the week of Veterans Day, Nov. 10 through 15, will be used to purchase a sign for under the scoreboard. The dedication will be at the first home football game of 2015.

Poor man’s raffle at Willowick Legion
The Sons of the American Legion will host a poor man’s reverse raffle beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at American Legion Post 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick.
Tickets are $15 each. After the raffle, entertainment by Alex Bevan will take place in the canteen. For details, call the post home at 440-943-9659.

PLAV hosts Fisher House fundraiser
The Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31, will host a benefit for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet dinner served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and live music. To purchase tickets or donate a raffle basket or item, call 216-337-8997.

Veterans Hospitality dinner in Kirtland
A Veterans Hospitality Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together in appreciation of their service. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghost Rider Foundation.

Catholic War Veterans host reverse raffle
Catholic War Veterans of Lake County will host its first reverse raffle at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Patrician Party Center, 33150 Lakeland Blvd. in Eastlake.
Tickets are $65 per person or $35 for a dinner-only ticket. All proceeds benefit Lake County veterans. Tickets must be purchased in advance, as none will be sold at the door.
For tickets, call Bill Varga at 440-352-2314.

Fairport VFW serves fish fry
VFW Post 7754, 540 New St. in Fairport Harbor, will host a fish fry dinner Oct. 24 at the post home.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 4 to 7 p.m. For details, call the post at 440-352-1123.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What are you doing for Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is Nov. 11, which is less than one month from now. Will the area posts be doing anything special to honor the country’s veterans?
Ceremonies honoring the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces are usually the highlight of the day. The posts and detachments in the area are encouraged to submit details of what will be happening on that day and where the public can take part in honors ceremonies.

Willoughby VFW offers fish fry dinners
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, hosts a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month. A full menu is offered. For details, call 440-951-9233 or stop in at the post for a meal.

Madison VFW hosts reverse raffle
VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road E. in Madison, will host a reverse raffle beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 18. Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner.
The evening includes an open bar, Chinese auction, sideboards and 50/50 raffle. For details or tickets, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Lake Erie College post serves spaghetti dinner
The Andy Nowacki Lake Erie College VFW Post 807 will host a spaghetti dinner at America Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 18.
The dinner costs $10 and is all-you-can-eat. For details, call 440-975-8281 or 216-214-3878.

Willoughby Hills post hosts cabbage roll dinner
VFW Post 4358 Ladies Auxiliary, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host a cabbage roll dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the post home. Call 440-944-1642 or Rosina Drenski at 440-944-4903 for information.

Breakfast available at Painesville post
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 2595, 570 Liberty Street in Painesville, will host a breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 19, at the post home. For more information, call 440-354-9090.

Willoughby Legion serves cabbage rolls
Palmer-Roberts American Legion Unit 214 Auxiliary, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will host its annual cabbage roll dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the post.
Dinners are $7 each and proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Unit to support American Legion sanctioned programs.

Clambake at Chardon post
VFW Post 6519, 752 Water St. in Chardon, will host its annual clambake from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home.
Tickets, which must be purchased before Oct. 20, are $25 per person and extra clams will be $10 per dozen.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 440-285-3699.

Billy Sullivan appears at Willoughby post
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, will host an evening with Billy Sullivan from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home.
The event is also a membership drive with proceeds benefiting VFW Charities. Bar-type food and a cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $5 for members or $10 for nonmembers. For tickets, call Don Boston at 440-669-3495.

Pulled pork in Painesville
VFW Post 2595, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville, will host a dinner featuring pulled pork sandwiches with sides from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home.
For details or more information, call 440-354-9090.

Cornhole tournament in Willoughby
The Sons of the American Legion of Post 214, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will host a cornhole tournament 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 (in case of rain the event will be indoors).
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. For details, call the post after 3 p.m. at 440-942-7762.

Veterans Appreciation dinner at senior center
The 5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast, co-sponsored by Perkins Pancake House in Painesville, will be 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road in Mentor.
The breakfast will include a color guard, musical entertainment, guest speakers and a pinning ceremony by Hospice of the Western Reserve.
The meal is free for veterans and $4 for guests. Registration is required by Nov. 4 in person or by calling 440-974-5725.

Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick,  is hosting a basket raffle.
The basket contains $50 gift certificates from Petie’s Family Restaurant, Cala’s Pizza and Rudy’s Meats. The drawing will be during the intermission of Sunday bingo, Nov. 9.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Fisher House benefit hosted by PLAV
The Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31 will host a benefit for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets are $30 each and include dinner served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and live music. Available for additional purchase will be sideboards, Chinese auction tickets, 50/50 raffle and a cash bar.
To purchase tickets or donate a raffle basket or item, call 216-337-8997.

Veterans Hospitality dinner at Old South Church
A Veterans Hospitality Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together in appreciation of their service. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghostrider Foundation.

Catholic War Veterans host reverse raffle
Catholic War Veterans of Lake County will sponsor a reverse raffle beginning at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Patrician Party Center, 33150 Lakeland Blvd. in Eastlake.
Main prize will be $1,500 and only 150 tickets will be sold. Admission tickets are $65 per ticket or $35 for a dinner ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.
For tickets, call Bill Varga at 440-352-2314. Make checks payable to Catholic War Veterans, John Paul II Post 1959 and mail to 69 Newell St., Painesville, OH 44077.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 Ohio treats Veterans to fall picnic fun

On September 30th Rolling Thunder Chapter 1 hosted a cookout for the residents of the Lorain VA Transition home, 9401 Lorain Avenue, Lorain. Members mingled with the residents enjoying typical picnic fare.

Music and karaoke sung by residents of the facility provided fun entertainment during a nice fall evening.






 

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Auxiliary member celebrates 50 years

Congratulations to Bernice Dworning on her 50 years of American Legion Auxiliary membership.
Dworning is a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678 in Willowick-Eastlake. She is the unit historian and has served as the chairwoman of the Americanism Committee for many years, ensuring that young ladies from the area experience Buckeye Girls State.
The week provides girls with hands-on experience in government by creating a mock government with the participants taking part by way of holding office.
Dworning also has been president and secretary of the unit during her 50 years of auxiliary service.
“She is always willing to share her knowledge and help in any way she can,” said Maribeth Shankman, president of Unit 678. “I want to thank Bernice for being an excellent example and role model we can only try to emulate as Auxiliary members.”

Fish fry at Fairport VFW
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7754, 540 New St. in Fairport Harbor, will host a fish fry dinner on the second and fourth Friday of each month at the post home.
Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 4 to 7 p.m. For details call the post at 440-352-1123. During the months of November and December, the dinners will be served on the second Friday (Nov. 14 and Dec. 12)

Tailgate at Painesville Legion
American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, will host a Browns/Steelers tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the post home.
Tickets are $10 and include admission, $1,000 raffle, food, soft drinks and draft beer. For details, call the post home at 440-357-7711.

Annual Card party hosted
 by Ladies of Post 7
The Ladies Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 7, 29919 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe, will host its annual card party from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the post home.
The evening will include door prizes and a theme basket raffle. Tickets are available from any auxiliary member for $10 or by calling Dolly Hillier at 440-585-0449 or Rita Koenig at 440-585-1829.

Madison VFW Post hosts reverse raffle
VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road E. in Madison, will host a reverse raffle beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 18.
Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner. The evening will include an open bar, Chinese auction, sideboards and 50/50 raffle. For details or tickets, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Lake Erie College post 
serves spaghetti dinner
The Andy Nowacki Lake Erie College VFW Post 807 will host a spaghetti dinner at American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 18.
The dinner is $10 and is all-you-can-eat. For details, call 440-975-8281 or 216-214-3878.

Cabbage roll dinner 
at Willoughby Hills VFW
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4358, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host a cabbage roll dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the post home.
Call 440-944-1642 or Rosina Drenski at 440-944-4903 for information.

Willoughby Legion hosts 
annual Cabbage Roll dinner
Palmer-Roberts American Legion Unit 214 Auxiliary, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will host its annual cabbage roll dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the post.
Dinners are $7 each and funds raised by this event will be used by the Auxiliary Unit to support American Legion sanctioned programs.

Evening with Billy Sullivan in Willoughby
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, will host an evening with Billy Sullivan from 8 to 11 p.m., Oct. 25 at the post home.
Sullivan toured with The Raspberries, played with Gary Lewis and The Playboys and shared the stage with Mark Lindsay, Mitch Ryder, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner, Ian Hunter and many other rock-n-roll legends. His performance will include music from the 1950s through today.
The event will be a membership drive with all proceeds benefiting the VFW Charities. Bar type food and a cash bar will be part of the fun. Tickets are $5 for members or $10 for nonmembers. For tickets call Don Boston at 440-669-3495.

Annual Veterans Appreciation 
Breakfast scheduled
The fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road in Mentor.
The breakfast also will include a color guard, musical entertainment, guest speakers and a pinning ceremony by Hospice of the Western Reserve.
The meal is free for veterans and $4 for guests. Registration in advance is required by Nov. 4 in person or by calling 440-974-5725. The event is co-sponsored with Perkins Pancake House in

Painesville. 
Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678, 570 E. 328th St., Willowick, is hosting a basket raffle.
The basket contains $50 gift certificates from Petie’s Family Restaurant, Cala’s Pizza and Rudy’s Meats. The drawing will be held during the intermission of Sunday bingo on Nov. 9.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Fisher House fundraiser in Euclid
The Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A. Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31, will host a benefit for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 East 260th St. in Euclid.
Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet dinner served from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and live music. Available for additional purchase will be sideboards, Chinese auction tickets, 50/50 raffle and a cash bar.
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or donating a raffle basket or item is asked to call 216-337-8997.

Veterans hospitality dinner 
at Old South Church
A veterans hospitality dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Old South Church, 9802 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland.
The family event is designed to bring area veterans together in appreciation of their service. This will be the last dinner sponsored by the Ghostrider Foundation.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Annual Fall Veterans Memorial Oct. 4

The Fall Veterans Memorial will begin at noon Oct. 4 at 8500 Civic Center Drive, in front of Mentor City Hall.
The event pays tribute to the anniversary of the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983.
Elisa M. Camara lost her older brother, Sgt. Mecot Camara, when a truck laden with explosives rammed the gate of the barracks. Camara and 240 other Americans died in the explosion.
Camara will talk about her brother and how his death in the bombing has affected her life in the intervening 31 years. The public is encouraged to attend.

Young Marines looking for staff members
The Greater Lake County Young Marines group is looking for additional staff members.
A few staff positions are available and need to be filled. If you enjoy working with kids and want to help mold the future leaders of America, the group needs you.
Prior service in any branch of the military is preferred, but not necessary. Female volunteers are especially encouraged to apply.
If you are interested, download an application at www.glcyoungmarines.org. A background check and references are required as part of the application process.
For questions or more information, email xo@glcyoungmarines.org.

Legion Auxiliary raffles basket
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 678 is hosting a basket raffle. The basket contains $50 gift certificates from Petie’s Family Restaurant, Cala’s Pizza and Rudy’s Meats. The drawing will be held during the intermission of Sunday bingo on Nov. 9. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If interested, call Maribeth Shankman at 216-408-6284.

Willoughby Hills ladies host bake sale
The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4358, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host its annual bake sale at 3 p.m. Oct. 4.
The sale will feature homemade pies, cakes, bread and cookies. All proceeds from the sale will benefit veterans and their families. For details, call the post at 440-946-1642.

Post has hall for rent
American Legion Post 678, 570 E. 328th St. in Willowick, has a hall for rent.
The hall has a capacity for 200 people and is ideal for events such as wedding receptions and parties. Photos are available at post678@sbcglobal.net or for information, call the post home at 440-943-9659.

Madison ladies serve dinner first Saturday
VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road E. in Madison Township, will host the monthly Ladies Auxiliary dinner on the first Saturday evening of each month at the post home.
The ladies will serve dinner 4 to 7 p.m. each first Saturday. Proceeds benefit VFW Auxiliary charities.
For details about the events, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Willoughby post serves fish fry
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, hosts a fish fry every first and third Friday of the month 5 to 8 p.m. A full menu is offered. For details, call 440-951-9233 or stop in at the post for a meal.

Eastlake VFW hosts clambake
The Ladies Auxiliary Unit of VFW Post 3863, 33641 Vine St. in Eastlake, will host a clambake from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the post home.
Tickets may be purchased at the post. Ticket prices are $20 bake with chicken; $23 bake with steak; and extra clams will be $8 per dozen. For information or questions, call the post at 440-942-3980 or Jera at 440-477-8301.

Tailgate party at Painesville Legion
American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, will host a Browns-Steelers tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the post home.
Tickets are $10 and include admission, $1,000 raffle, food, soft drinks and draft beer. For details, call the post home at 440-357-7711.

Reverse raffle at Madison Post
VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road E. in Madison Township, will host a reverse raffle beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 18.
Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner. The evening will include an open bar, Chinese auction, side boards and 50/50 raffle. For details or tickets, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Willoughby Hills ladies serve cabbage roll dinner
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4358 will host a homemade cabbage roll dinner Oct. 19 at the post, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills. Dinners will be $10 per person and reservations are requested by Oct. 10. To make reservations call the post at 440-944-1642 or Rosina Drenski at 440-944-4903.

Billy Sullivan appears at Willoughby VFW
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, will host an evening with Billy Sullivan from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the post home.
His performance will include music from the 1950s through today.
Bar type food and a cash bar are part of the fun. Tickets are $5 for members or $10 for nonmembers, call Don Boston at 440-669-3495.

PLAV to host Fisher House fundraiser
Polish Legion of American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 31 will host a benefit for Greater Cleveland Fisher House at Tizzano’s Party Center, 1361 E. 260th Street in Euclid.
The event will be 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 with a dinner buffet and live music.
Tickets are $30 and available for purchase by call 216-337-8997. Additional fun includes sideboards, Chinese auction tickets, a 50/50 raffle and cash bar. The auxiliary is also accepting donations for raffle baskets.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lack of respect in salute

I have always been big on respect, chain of command and good manners.
I have always believed that giving respect to superiors earns the return of that respect. That comes from learning the Golden Rule early on and remembering what I would like to be treated like. This past week, I have begun to wonder what in the world is happening to the respect we show those who protect us.
Yes, I am referring to the “Latte Salute” that has been all over the news. If you have been under a rock somewhere and have no idea what I am talking about, I am referring to the half-hearted, coffee in hand salute that President Obama gave one of his Marine guards while disembarking from the Marine One helicopter.
I understand that as the commander in chief he is to be saluted, and since he is not actually in the armed services, his returning a salute is not required by protocol.
Really? How about some plain old respect for those that keep us all safe and sound? When it comes to safety I cannot think of anyone I would rather have on my team than the United States Marine Corps.
The United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School Training Command manual calls the salute “the most important of all military courtesies.”
Mr. President, those men who salute you and protect you are not part of the household staff, they are United States Marines who deserve your respect. The return of a salute is not required by you, but if you are going to salute, do it respectfully, and not as an afterthought to your cream and sugar.

VFW hosts monthly dinner
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2595, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville, will host a monthly dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month at the post home. Call the post for details.

Rock-A-Thon rocks on
The 18th Annual Rock-A-Thon to benefit the Hospice of the Western Reserve Peaceful and Proud Program will be Sept. 27 in front of Perry AMVETS Post 11971, 4129 Main St. in Perry. The post is looking for sponsors and rockers for the event. For details call 440-259-4242.

Newbury Legion hosts pig roast
Newbury American Legion Post 663, 11008 Kinsman Road in Newbury Township, will host its fifth annual pig roast dinner in the Hunter Pavilion behind the post from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Dinner hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 advance sale. Tickets are half price for children ages 12 and younger, or those kids can have a free hot dog dinner. The event also includes a pie auction and a 50/50 raffle. For details or ticket information, call 440-834-1159.

Clambake season
VFW Post 2595, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville, will host a clambake at 4 p.m. Oct. 4, at the post.
Dinner will be $21 and extra clams will be $6 per dozen. Dinners must be ordered in advance and all orders are due by Sept. 27.
For details, call 440-867-8145.

VFW Post 4358, 29412 White Road in Willoughby Hills, will host its annual clambake beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 4.
Tickets are $31 for bake with steak; $25 for a bake with chicken; and extra clams will be $8. Tickets will be available in advance only and must be purchased before Sept. 30. Reservations can be made at the post using check, cash or credit/debit cards or on the website at VFWPost4358.org.
For questions, call the post home at 440-944-1642.

VFW Post 3863, Ladies Auxiliary Unit, at 33641 Vine St. in Eastlake, will host a clambake from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the post home.
Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 29 at the post. Ticket prices are $20 bake with chicken; $23 bake with steak; and extra clams will be $8 per dozen.
For information or questions call the post at 440-943-3980 or Jera at 440-477-8301.

Tailgate party at Painesville Legion
American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, will host a Browns/Steelers tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at the post home. Tickets are $10 and include admission, $1,000 raffle, food, soft drinks and draft beer. For details, call the post home at 440-357-7711.

Reverse Raffle at Madison VFW
VFW Post 8548, 7604 Lake Road E. in Madison Township, will host a reverse raffle beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 18.
Tickets are $40 per person and include dinner. The evening will include an open bar, Chinese auction, side boards and 50/50 raffle.
For details or tickets, call the post home at 440-428-3050.

Billy Sullivan to appear at Willoughby VFW
The Willoughby VFW, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, will host an evening with Billy Sullivan from 8 to 11 p.m., Oct. 25 at the post home.
Sullivan toured with The Raspberries, played with Gary Lewis and the Playboys and shared the stage with Mark Lindsay, Mitch Ryder, Peter Frampton, Mark Farner, Ian Hunter and many other rock ’n’ roll legends. His performance will include music from the 1950s through to today.
The event will be a membership drive with all proceeds benefiting the VFW Charities. Bar-type food and a cash bar will be part of the fun. Tickets are $5 for members or $10 for nonmembers. For tickets, call Don Boston at 440-669-3495.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to LGaler@News-Herald.com.

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