Nov 3, 2009

Livingston County Democrats honor veterans

The Livingston County Democratic Party is marking Veterans Day by honoring all military veterans and their families with a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday Nov. 7 at the party headquarters, 10321 E. Grand River, Suite 600, Brighton.

The soup and salad luncheon is open to all veterans of military service regardless of political party.

"We owe our veterans a great debt and this is a small attempt to recognize that," said Judy Daubenmier, chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party.

Following the luncheon, Beverly Leneski, chief of voluntary and chaplain service at the Veterans Administration hospital in Ann Arbor, will speak. The LIVCO Democrats have a long history of community service and commitment to veterans, and they will present Leneski with lap robes which party members have been making for VA patients and personal items the party has been collecting.

Reservations for the luncheon are not required but people interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP so that enough food will be available. People may call (810) 229-4212 or email to make reservations or for directions. There is no charge for the luncheon.

Veterans Day honors the country’s more than 25 million military veterans. It is celebrated every Nov. 11 that marked the end of World War I when the guns fells silent on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

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