Illinois State House District 86 issued the following announcement on Oct. 11.
Will County-area legislators, including state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, will sponsor their third annual Veteran Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 9.
“It is our privilege to honor the service of veterans and their families,” said Walsh. “We will once again welcome veterans and their families to a free breakfast at the Stone City VFW Post 2199, which provides a wonderful breakfast and celebration atmosphere.”
“Almost 300 veterans and family members attend our event each year,” Walsh added. “It is always great to talk with them and hear their stories from being in the armed forces, as well as to learn about how their commitment to community service and country continued after their military service. So many of our veterans are leaders in their communities. We look forward to greeting old and new friends at the Veteran Appreciation Breakfast.”
“I applaud Rep. Walsh for again taking the lead in organizing this Veterans Appreciation Breakfast, a celebration of the patriotism of our veterans and the gratitude of us legislators,” added state Sen. Pat McGuire.
Veterans and their families are invited to the free event, Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Stone City VFW Post 2199, 124 Stone City Circle in Joliet. For reservations, call or e-mail Walsh’s district office at 815-730-8600, email@example.com.
Who: State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., State Sen. Pat McGuire, State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, State Rep. Natalie Manley and State Rep. John Connor
What: Veteran Appreciation Breakfast
Free for Veterans and their Families
When: Saturday, Nov. 9
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Stone City VFW Post 2199
124 Stone City Dr., Joliet
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