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Larece Galer brings you the latest military news. 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

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thank you for helping, whether you knew it or not, and Happy New Year

The new year is fast approaching, and I would like to take this time to thank those of you who read this corner of The News-Herald each week.
Many folks do not understand that the events in this column help fund many different post projects.
Projects such as treat nights at the veterans hospitals, supporting Little League teams, filling holiday baskets, adopting families for the holidays and providing gifts and food, or providing warm clothing and blankets for veterans who do not have a home.
These events and projects are all handled by veterans who are continuing to serve the community out of uniform.
So I would like to say thank you for sending in the post events that help support the post projects. By participating in the various events throughout the year, you may have helped in a way you are not even aware of. Happy New Year.

Post meeting times wanted
Please remember to send the meeting days and times for the groups at your post home. A list will appear online at and anyone wishing to be included should send meeting information to me. Do not miss this chance to let current members and possible members know about your post.

Legion serves
pancake breakfast

American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton, will host a pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the post home. For details, call 440-343-1478.
Chicken and dumplings dinner at Burton Post
Geauga County Council of the American Legion will host a chicken and dumplings dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For details, call 440-834-1191.

DAV meets in Mentor
Lake County Chapter 42 of the Disabled American Veterans meets the second Saturday of each month at the Marine Corps League Gunny’s Hall 8720 Twinbrook Road in Mentor. Meetings begin at 11 a.m. and are usually about an hour long. All disabled American veterans are welcome.

Headlands post serves spaghetti dinner
AMVETS Post 40, 9141 Jordan Road in Mentor will host a homemade spaghetti dinner every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the post home. The dinner is open to the public and all are welcome. The dinner is served with all the trimmings. For details, call 440-257-5825.

Warm clothes wanted
Perry Ladies Auxiliary to AMVETS Post 1971, 4129 Main St. in Perry, will be collecting gently worn warm clothes and blankets for homeless veterans. Donations for the purchase of items also are gratefully accepted. The project will continue throughout the winter months. Items may be dropped off at the AMVETS post home during business hours. For business hours, call 440-259-5131 or for details call 440-259-4242.

Gunny’s Hall hosts
weekly breakfast

The Col. Justice M. Chambers Detachment 555 of the Marine Corps League serves breakfast every Sunday between 9 a.m. and noon. The buffet is $7.50 and includes scrambled eggs, bacon, ham and sausage, potatoes, French toast, pancakes, biscuits with sausage gravy, toast, coffee and juice.
The public is welcome. For details, call 440-974-9380.

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

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