The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

November 2, 2013

City hosting free veterans breakfast Nov. 8

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PALESTINE —

“I think the Major General can show from the administrative side of the house things as far as resources and first-hand stories from the trenches with the troops, that he was there with his guys,” Herbert said. “Sgt. Becker is well decorated and served his country well during two tours. He can expound on his ability to do his job and the things he did over there as well.”

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will recognize the Blue Star and Gold Star families.

The Palestine High School Wildcat Band will perform as well as the Palestine Junior High School Choir. PJHS Drama Club will perform a skit. PHS culinary arts students will help prepare and serve the breakfast.

“I want to thank the administration of Palestine High School for allowing the students to participate,” Herbert said.

A flag presentation and retiring of the colors also will be held.

Veterans are encouraged to bring their families, spouses and/or their caretaker with them to the event. Local nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been contacted about the event.

“We've reached out to them to bring their veterans to the event,” Herbert said.

For those who cannot attend the full program, but would like breakfast, plates can be made to-go, if needed.

“We encourage everyone to stay for our program if they can,” Herbert said.

Businesses helping with the veterans' event include Denny's, Whataburger, Chip's Burger Village, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Sonic of Palestine, Brookshire, Candis Lively, Knights of Columbus, Encompass Home Health, DME & Grace Home Health Services, Jordan Health Services and Dogwood Trails Assisted Living.

Those planning to attend the breakfast can call 903-731-8461 to RSVP during regular business hours. An RSVP is not required, but may help with planning.

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