Legion Post 39 in Taylor hosted their 2nd Annual Veterans Breakfast to honor our community's veterans. It was a pleasure to see 50 veterans and some of their family members coming together in camaraderie and rekindling old friendships. All total there were 81 people in attendance including two WWII veterans, Mr. Vincil Mares and Mr. Bruce Lynn. Taylor city officials were also in attendance.
The day started with the flag raising at 7:00 am with a local boy scout troupe serving as the color guard and the post chaplain providing a thoughtful invocation. Inside the hall, two separate displays were set up —a table display of interesting veterans memorabilia provided by the Moody Museum and a roving display provided by Texas Humanities that reflected the wartime contributions and personal stories of several Texas Latino servicemen and women.
For the second year in a row, sponsorship for this event was provided by the Salvation Army— Taylor, TX Unit. Many thanks go out to them for their continued fiscal sponsorship of this annual breakfast held to honor the contributions of our local veteran community.
Volunteers from the Taylor HEB along with other dedicated Post 39 volunteers were also on hand to prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to our veterans and guests.
A special remembrance service served as a poignant conclusion to the day's event when tribute was paid to all the POW/MIA soldiers of past wars. A lone table with a symbolic single place setting was a moving reminder to never forget their sacrifice.
Thanks again to the tireless efforts of Post 39 Legion Commander Scott Dean and his fellow legion members, the annual Veterans Breakfast is one more example of how committed the membership is to the daunting task of rebuilding their post and supporting their veterans and local community.
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