Friday, June 15, 2012

American Legion snubbed by Vets Home

On Thursday 14 June 2012, a group of veterans was invited to the American Legion post 208 located on 44th street just east of Division Ave in Kentwood, a suburb of Grand Rapids,  for a well cooked meal and a Flag Ceremony.

35 members showed up for the function. The Vets home was asked to provide transportation but for some reason refused. Some members (veterans) think the refusal was political punishment imposed on the group who sponsored it (the Ruby Creek group who help run the hunting club).

Instead, A volunteer named Jerry Welcome, spend 700 dollars of his own money to buy a charter bus to pick up the veterans and take them to and return them from, the AL Post.

Both ambulatory and wheel chaired veterans went. All had a great time. And the food was outstanding. Nothing real like that would ever be served in the dining hall at the veterans home.

We thank the American Legion Post 208 for inviting us and giving us a chance to relax and enjoy ourselves. And especially for the great meal.

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