Waynedale American Legion Post #241 is scheduled to host a special meal, free to veterans, on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, from noon to 6 p.m., serving ham and bean soup, potato soup, salad and dinner rolls.
Veterans will eat for free and there will be a free offering for spouses and children to eat. There will be members of the Naval Sea Cadets, JROTC and Boy Scout Troop #302 throughout the day greeting veterans. In addition, they will be presenting and retiring American Flags, as well as, a moving POW/MIA ceremony.
Members of the Post #241’s Junior Shooting Sports team will be in attendance accepting canned food and personal hygiene items for Post #241’s veteran food pantry. This new project will support at risk and homeless veterans.
National Commander Denise Rohan, the Legion’s first female national commander, asked Legion Posts nationwide to open their doors on Veterans Day to all active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans to join together and eat a meal as one family. It is in this spirit that Post #241 welcomes in the surrounding Fort Wayne community during these tumultuous and somewhat divided times.
Post #241 is located at 7605 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. Post #241’s Commander, Billy Long, can be reached at 260-413-7474 if you have any questions.
To learn more about veteran’s benefits, youth scholarships and programs, and how The American Legion changes lives in your community, visit www.indianalegion.org.
The American Legion is comprised of more than 77,000 military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and has been active within Indiana since 1919. The Indiana American Legion has represented veterans from every major conflict since World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan within its membership.