LONG BEACH — On one day of each year Americans come together to honor all of those men and women who have served their nation in uniform. Veterans Day is a time when we honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and to remember the armistice that ended the First World War on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. On June 1, 1954, President Eisenhower wrote: … “We solemnly remember the sacrifice of all those who served so valiantly to preserve our heritage of freedom… Let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
At noon on Saturday, Nov. 11, the Long Beach Elks, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Don R. Grable Post #48 of the American Legion and Auxiliary will host an observance of Veterans Day for our community at the Elks Lodge in Long Beach. A free lunch will be provided. The guest speaker will be Long Beach Mayor Jerry Phillips. All veterans (anyone who served in the armed services at any time), active duty persons and their families and community members are invited to attend.
For more information, call Post Commander Teresa Bryan at 360-642-2041 or Unit President Marlene Quillin at 503-338-8882.