Blogs > At Ease with Larece Galer

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Veteran ID Card program now available

The Armed Forces Veteran ID Card will be available at the Lake County Recorder’s Office beginning today.
The ongoing program will offer Lake County veterans the opportunity to receive a card that will show area businesses that they are honorably discharged and eligible to receive discounts offered by those businesses.
Veterans wishing to obtain a card can do so between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Lake County Recorder’s Office. To apply for the card, the veterans need to bring an original honorable discharge (DD-214) or if they have already recorded the discharge at the office, please bring a copy.
Many veterans in Lake County do not receive benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, nor are they members of any Veterans of Foreign Wars post, the American Legion or other veteran organizations. The Armed Forces Veteran ID is about the size of a driver’s license and will identify the veteran as one who earned an honorable discharge for serving our country.

Saturday Lucky Shoots are back
American Legion Post 112, 6671 Middle Ridge Road in Madison, will host Lucky Shoots every Saturday through March 15. Sign-ups will begin at 9 a.m. and breakfast will be served. A shooters breakfast will be $2.50 and for everyone else, breakfast is $5. For details, call 440-428-7893.

Post expands menu
VFW Post 1500, 38295 Pelton Road in Willoughby, serves a fish fry dinner every first and third Friday of the month. A variety of fish is available and there are menu items for those who do not eat fish.
Beginning today, an all-you-can-eat pollock dinner will be $10 and includes potato and cole slaw. Drink prices are reasonable and the Ladies Auxiliary offers homemade baked goods at small prices. For details, call 440-951-9233. This post also has a hall available for rent.

Catholic War Veterans national membership drive
The Catholic War Veterans of the USA will host a national new member recruitment drive after all Masses Saturday and Sunday, including all of the Catholic churches in Lake County. Those eligible to join must be practicing Catholics, honorably discharged veterans or an active duty members of any of the branches of the United States armed forces.
Applications and information will be available after each of the Masses. This organization was established to promote zeal and devotion for God, for country and for home. For details call Ken Kirchner, second vice commander, at 440-257-2156.

Willoughby Post hosts chili cook-off
American Legion Post 214, 4304 Center St. in Willoughby, will have a chili cook-off from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Sons of the American Legion will host the cook-off. Call the post home for details at 440-942-7762 after 3 p.m.

Astronaut to appear at museum
Spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday at the Women’s International Air and Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 North Marginal Road in Cleveland. Astronaut Stephanie Wilson will present a talk and sign autographs beginning at 1 p.m.
This event is for people of all ages and open to anyone who is interested. Please RSVP so there are enough chairs for everyone’s comfort. To register, please call 216-623-1111.

Geauga County Council hosts spaghetti dinner
Atwood-Mauck Post 459, 14052 Goodwin St. in Burton, will host the Geauga County Council Spaghetti and Meatball dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the post home. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors and $5 for children ages 5 and younger. For details, call Bo at 440-834-8765.

50’s/60’s Dance makes a return
Knights of Columbus will host a 50’s/60’s dance beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the post home, 29919 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe. The event will include $1 hot dogs, $2 hamburgers and $1.50 french fries. There will be door prizes and a raffle for a 50-inch screen television. For more details, call Jose at 216-355-4633.

Iwo Jima remembrance mass Feb. 19
The annual Iwo Jima Remembrance Mass will be 8 a.m. Feb. 19 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 7575 Bellflower Road in Mentor. For details, call Art Holan at 440-951-6432.

Fundraiser for Boulevard of 500 Flags
The Boulevard of 500 Flags committee will host a fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Patrician Party Center, 33150 Lakeland Blvd. in Eastlake. Tickets are $30 per person or $55 per couple. Children under age 12 will be admitted for $15.
Proceeds will benefit the maintenance of the Boulevard of Flags adjacent to Eastlake City Hall. For details or tickets, visit Eastlake City Hall; call Ed Doherty at 440-796-5047; Dennis Morley at 440-951-3934 or Joe D’Ambrosio at 440-946-4861.

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


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home