Veterans’ breakfast slated for Saturday

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2001

The Messenger

Veterans all across Pike County will be remember this weekend, and the volunteers at Colley Senior Complex are getting up early Saturday morning to cook breakfast for them.

For the third year the Colley Senior Complex is hosting a Veterans Breakfast Celebration at 8 a.m. Nov. 10.

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All veterans and their spouses are invited to attend and are urged to join the fellowship of other area veterans.

Mary Ann Casey, director of the Colley Senior Complex, said the breakfast is their way of showing their appreciation for local veterans.

"So many of our veterans as well as our current members of the armed forces have given so much for us," she said. "The giving of this breakfast is just a small token of our appreciation, our admiration and our love."

At the celebration breakfast a hardy breakfast of sausage egg casserole with grits, hot biscuits, butter and jelly, fresh mixed fruits and plenty of hot coffee will be served along with a lot of reminiscing, story telling and many somber thoughts of our current American soldiers who find themselves in harm’s way, said Jake Reynolds, a volunteer at the complex.

"With our current was on terrorism I feel that we must show our men fighting this war that Americans of all walks of life continue to support our men and women who have served their country, both in war and in peace and will do the same for them when, God willing, this new war has been won," Reynolds said.

Every veteran is invited to the breakfast, including members of all the units that left Troy and surrounding areas to serve their country, Reynolds said.

"If you were drafted please come," he said. "If you moved to Troy and are a veteran, please come. If the food runs short I’ll cook some more or at least add some more water to the coffee.