Veterans recognition supper
Putnam - posted Nov, 01 2013
PUTNAM - Continuing an annual tradition, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Putnam Lodge 574, will demonstrate their dedication to soldiers past and present by offering an appreciation dinner to veterans and their guests on Sunday, Nov. 10. This event will begin at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 64 Edmond St., Putnam. There will be a spaghetti supper, served promptly at 2 p.m., followed by a short program. In recent years, Elks have introduced honored members of multiple military service organizations to veterans. In 2009, Heidi A. Voight, crowned as the 2006 Miss Connecticut visited. Political leaders often stop by to thank service men and women for their commitment to this country. Local performers and entertainers have taken a turn to thank area veterans for their service. This year’s program will include many Elks who have served in the United States military. The significance of the remembrance poppy will be shared. Additionally, Samantha Morowski, daughter of Lodge Trustee James Morowski, will read her Americanism essay, “What Does the National Anthem Mean to Me,” to ensure veterans, current servicemen and women, and civilians alike that patriotism carries on in today’s youth. Those who have served are invited to attend the annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner at no cost, while guests are kindly asked to contribute $5 to cover the cost of their meal. All ages are welcome. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.