Leon County and the American Legion Honor Veterans at Operation Thank You Community Breakfast

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 

Leon County and the American Legion Honor Veterans at Operation Thank You Community Breakfast

 

WHO: Leon County Government and the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13
WHAT: Operation Thank You Veterans Day community breakfast
WHEN: Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 to 9 a.m.
WHERE:

American Legion, 229 Lake Ella Drive

 

Leon County Government and the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 invite veterans, their families, and the community to the Operation Thank You Veterans Day breakfast on Thursday, November 11 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the American Legion located at 229 Lake Ella Drive. At 8 a.m., a ceremony will be held honoring the service and sacrifice of those who served our country. 

 

Leon County Commissioners, County staff, American Legion members and volunteers will be on hand serving breakfast to veterans. Each veteran in attendance will receive an Operation Thank You Commemorative Challenge Coin. 

  

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Leon County remains committed to supporting local veterans throughout the year with services and programs offered by the Leon County Division of Veteran Services. The Division assists veterans and their dependents in securing all entitled benefits earned through their honorable military service, and advocates for veterans’ interests in the community. During the last year, the Division has helped Leon County veterans receive more than $21 million in benefits and assisted 55 veterans through the Veterans Emergency Assistance Program, a program that assists veterans with shelter, utilities, and transportation. 

 

Since 2012, Leon County has held Operation Thank You events each year, giving the community an opportunity to thank the brave men and women who have served or continue to serve. Operation Thank You is one of the community’s largest events to show appreciation for the more than 18,000 veterans that call Leon County home.

 

For more information, contact Shington Lamy, Leon County Human Services and Community Partnerships, at (850) 606-1900 / LamyS@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.

 

 

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