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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shutdown Shame

The shutdown of the national memorials in Washington, D.C., is a shameful episode in this nation’s history. This should not be a political question.
The World War II Memorial was built from donations from the warriors’ pockets and from the pockets of family members and schoolchildren in support of those fighting men and women.
The World War II Memorial website ( gives a list of the donors. Perhaps we need to elect more politicians who have been in the military so that the significance of these memorials is better understood by those in office.

Veterans Day events wanted
Veterans Day is just around the corner. Please send in Veterans Day events that you may have to honor our men and women in uniform. Send the submissions to

Willoughby Post
offers fish fry dinners

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, is hosting fish fry dinners the first and third Fridays of the month at the post home. For details, call 440-951-9233.

Gunny’s Hall offers
daily menu items

Gunny’s Hall, 8720 Twinbrook Drive in Mentor, serves an all-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon between Labor and Memorial days. The cost is $7.50 per person and special orders can be taken for an additional $1.50.
The detachment also serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu will include the daily special and regular menu items.
Fish fry meals will be served 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at the hall.
For details or questions, call 440-974-9380. Meals are open to the public.

Painesville post
serves breakfast

American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, will serve breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, with prices ranging from $3 to $6. For details, call 440-357-7711.

Sub Zero Mission
stuffing the bus in Mentor

Sub Zero Mission “Nobody Should Freeze to Death in America” and Mentor American Legion Post 3352 will host a “Stuff the Bus” event to help local homeless from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 8682 Mentor Ave. in Mentor.
Please bring your adult men’s and women’s gently used coats, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, fleeces, hoodies and sleeping bags.

UWV organizational
meeting set

United War Vets will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ashtabula American Legion Post on Carpenter Road. This is the organizational meeting for the next year.

AMVETS clambake
AMVETS Post 40, 9141 Jordan Road in Mentor, will host a clambake beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the post home. Tickets are $20 each and a cash bar will be available. For tickets, call John McCallister at 440-521-7235.

Madison reverse raffle
American Legion Post 112, 6671 Middle Ridge Road in Madison, will host a reverse raffle beginning with dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday.
In addition, Me and My Gang will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. For details, call 440-428-7893.

Painesville hosts fish fry
The Auxiliary Unit of American Legion Post 336, 60 Chester St. in Painesville, will host a fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the post. Lake Erie perch or jumbo shrimp dinners are $11, and the dinner includes fries, slaw and dessert. For details, call 440-357-7711.

hosts clambake

AMVETS Post 109, 7847 Lake Shore Blvd. in Mentor-on-the-Lake, will host its annual clambake from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 per person. Extra clams will be $7. Also being served will be chicken, corn, yams and clam chowder. Tickets are available at the post or by calling 440-257-9217.

Men’s auxiliary offers
Sunday breakfast

VFW Post 2595 Men’s Auxiliary will host breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post home, 570 Liberty St. in Painesville. Breakfast will be $5 per person. For details, call the post at 440-354-9090.

Chardon VFW clambake
Chardon VFW Post 6519, 752 Water St. in Chardon, will host its annual clambake from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26, at the post home. Tickets are $25 per person and $10 for extra clams.
Tickets must be purchased in advance before Sunday. For information or tickets, call 440-285-3699.

Halloween at Gunny’s Hall
Col. Justice M. Chambers Detachment 555 Marine Corps League, 8720 Twinbrook Road in Mentor, will host a Halloween party beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Gunny’s Hall.
Tickets are $10 per person and the evening will feature a 50/50 raffle, costume contest and the band Probable Cause. Tickets are available at the hall. For details, call 440-974-9380.

Marine Corps Ball Nov. 9
The 238th USMC Birthday Celebration, sponsored by Marine Corps League Detachment 782, will be 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 9 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, 133 S. Spruce St. in Jefferson.
The event is open to the public and is business casual.
The evening will include an open bar and Chinese auction. Celebrate the birthday of America’s Marines with your local Marine Corps veterans and members of the Pvt. Henry Kalinowski Marine Corps League Detachment 782.
Tickets are $45 per couple or $25 per single and are available until Nov. 1.
For ticket information, call Tom Lucas Jr. at 440-992-5861, 440-813-3914 or email to Send check or money order made out to the Marine Corps League, c/o Tom Lucas, Jr., 3105 Jefferson Road, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

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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