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The American Legion WWII Veterans Dinner

June 26, 2009

Written Wednesday, June 10, 2009


The local American Legion served a special dinner for some local World War II veterans tonight and I was asked to attend and take photographs of the veterans. The American Legion are presenting the photographs to the veterans as small gifts of appreciation for their service along with tonight’s all you can eat catfish and fried chicken dinner at no cost. When I was asked to do the photo shoot, I was honored and offered my services at no charge as a token of my appreciation to the veterans. I did however enjoy a delicious catfish dinner with potatoes, corn and dinner roll. How can anyone pass that up?


All 20 men being honored this evening were in combat during World War II and represented all branches of the US military including the coast guard. It was an honor to meet them and they are all true American heroes.

BIG thanks to the American Legion of Colona for allowing me to be part of this special event.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2009 10:44 AM

    That sounds like a nice time. Also nice of you to donate time and skill taking photos. And a yummy Catfish and chicken dinner, who could pass that up. Glad they had this nice dinner and pictures to be honored. Sounds like a good time.

    • July 9, 2009 6:09 PM

      It was really great to meet these guys! You can’t beat a good catfish and chicken dinner either. 😉

  2. June 26, 2009 11:16 AM

    I’ve never eaten catfish. We eat all saltwater fish here. I’ll bet it was good. I didn’t realize you were a photographer. That’s a good trade–a wonderful dinner for the pleasure of photographing such wonderful men.

    • July 9, 2009 6:11 PM

      Never ate catfish? Joan, that’s a crying shame! Yep, I’m a photographer alright.

  3. June 26, 2009 10:55 PM

    Bravo Gary. I love it. Eating some fried catfish with some true American heros. Well, it just doesn’t get any better than that. I a jealous. Great job on the photos.

    • July 9, 2009 6:12 PM

      It really doesn’t get any better than that Eric and thanks! 🙂

  4. June 27, 2009 12:53 AM

    Gary, I am so glad you had a chance to use your talents in photography and your talents with people at such a GREAT occasion! 🙂

    • July 9, 2009 6:13 PM

      Thanks Luisa! It really was a lot of fun meeting and chatting with these heros!

  5. June 28, 2009 4:04 AM

    What a wonderful event. War veterans are truly heros. Great photography too!

    • July 9, 2009 6:14 PM

      They are all heros in my book Era and thank you very much!

  6. S. Le permalink
    June 28, 2009 9:14 AM

    Very nice.

  7. Rosemary permalink
    June 29, 2009 7:28 AM

    This is wonderful. These men are true heros.

    I have never had catfish… but this sounds like it was a great evening for these men and for you as well.

    • July 9, 2009 6:15 PM

      You have never had catfish Rosemary? Well that is just a CRIME I tell ya! LOL It really was a great time Rosemary. 🙂

  8. July 5, 2009 8:25 PM

    Good on you Gary. And I concur with the others. True Heroes.

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