Living Word Family Church hosted a Veterans Appreciation Dinner Wednesday evening. More than 100 meals were served to the veterans and their guests.
The Young Marines Color Guard opened the dinner with The Pledge of Allegiance and the veterans were treated with patriotic songs and dancing in their honor. The Marine Corps League also performed a flag-folding ceremony on stage.
Each branch of the United States military was honored at the dinner.
During the dinner, Living Word Family Church donated $3,000 to the Marine Corps League, which in turn will be used for the Ladies Auxiliary and Toys For Tots.
Living Word sponsors the dinner every year during Veterans Day week.
A Veterans Day parade will take place Saturday on McCulloch Boulevard stepping off at 10 a.m.
Veterans and their guests are treated to a dinner Wednesday night at Living Word Family Church. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
The Young Marines started off the dinner with the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Pastor Maureen Collins, Tracey McLaughlin and Chris Gall present members of the Marine Corps League with a check or $3,000. Some of the money will then be put towards Toys for Tots. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Tracey McLaughlin, Reina and Chris Gal, Pastor Maureen Collins present members of the Marine Corps League with a check or $3,000. Some of the money will then be put towards Toys for Tots. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Members of the Marine Corps League demonstrate the folding of the flag during a Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner Wednesday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Members of the Marine Corps League salute the flag Wednesday evening during a Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene