Veterans honored with a pair of breakfasts in District 6 and District 7
Gila River Indian News
Many celebrations honoring and commemorating veterans, past and present, throughout the country occurred over the Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday weekend. District 6 held a Veterans Breakfast for veterans and their families on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Learning Center. The Recreation Committee treated veterans with a T-bone steak and eggs breakfast. And veterans were also gifted tumblers and blankets.
After the breakfast, the veterans offered words of appreciation for the breakfast.
District 6’s Recreation Committee hosted the breakfast and were honored to provide such a hearty breakfast for the veterans and to bring Community members together. Many shared a need for an increase in events for vets. Ideas for new events were given to the recreation committee offering several events to hold in the future.
Further west, District 7 continued a tradition on Saturday, Nov. 9, of cleaning at the cemetery with vehicles near family plots as Community members placed flowers and decorated the sites with American flags. District 7 Recreation Committee held a breakfast shortly after.
The District 7 Community Room had families filing in and out depending on when they finished cleaning. Those who stayed listened to testimony and appreciation from those veterans.
At both events, those veterans in attendance shared stories of boot camp, living abroad, surviving warfare, and deep appreciation to have come home. Despite the hardships of fulfilling their service, it was evident that everyone enjoyed the day in good company with the Community.