Veterans Serving Veterans This Thanksgiving


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) A Thanksgiving feast was served for those who need it most.  
     The American Legion Post 463 in Plymouth served a warm meal to area veterans. 
     Eyewitness News Reporter Anja Whitehead has the story. 

 Thanksgiving is a day to share with loved ones and to be grateful. Some veterans in Plymouth, Luzerne County were grateful for the Thanksgiving meal that the American Legion Post 463 has hosted for over a decade.

  “I spend a lot of time with the vets. I do a lot, a fair amount, of work for them. It’s a good gathering for them. The legions take good care of the vets” Said Lenny Biel, Veteran.

 Many of the veterans who attend are from the VA hospital- they visit the Legion to share a warm Thanksgiving meal with fellow veterans. And the volunteers love to see how happy this meal makes them

  “Take a look at their faces. They really appreciate it. And I know because during the week we’ve heard they can’t wait to get down here” said John Mazur, Commander

  “To see them smile and to be surrounded by people that are showing them that they care and that they are not just alone. There are so many veterans that don’t have loved ones around, especially in time for the holidays” added Dana Brown, Volunteer

 They even delivered meals to the veterans who couldn’t make it down from the VA.

 One student from Lake Lehman High School wanted to join in on the festivities by donating presents to all the veterans who attended.

  “I feel that veterans need to be more appreciated. And my father and grandfather are veterans and I just wanted to show them how appreciated they’ve been” Said Chole Osborn, Lake Lehman Senior.

 The veterans enjoyed the day just as much as the volunteers love hosting the Thanksgiving dinner for them.

   “Dinner was pretty good, Steve the cook, he actually did pretty well” said Biel.

  “I think that I would do this every year. Moving forward, this is going to be our new family tradition.” Added Dana Brown.

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