Elks Lodge honors area veterans on Veterans Day

From left are Linda Washington, Lodge 380 secretary, Bert Scales, U.S. Army, retired; and Lodge 380 chaplain; and Buddy Washington, Lodge 380 Tiler. Both the Washingtons' sons are Marines. (Submitted photo)

Elks Lodge 380 served a complimentary spaghetti dinner to area veterans on Veterans Day.

Over 100 veterans and their guests enjoyed the meal, which the Elks traditionally serve as part of their mission, "So long as there are Veterans, the Elks will never forget them," a news release said.

The Elks also host veterans at boat rides on Lake Hamilton, followed by lunch at the lodge, during summer months; have an "Adopt-a-Vet" program; deliver donated goods to the St. Francis House for veterans; assist veterans to make contacts as needed to obtain services; and visit veterans at local nursing facilities and retirement centers.

Visit http://www.Elks.org or call the lodge at 501-525-1020 for more information.

photo Trice Ellis, U.S. Army, retired, and Elk member. (Submitted photo)
photo From left arer Ronald Trull, known professionally as "Scotty Mack" on KVRE radio, U.S. Army, retired, and Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient from Vietnam tour, and Bobby Ward U.S. Army, retired, and recipient of Vietnam and National Defense Service medals. In the background are Linda Washington, Pat Lynch, U.S. Army, retired, and Roy Frazier, PER, both members of Elks. (Submitted photo)
photo From left are Elks volunteers Jo West Taylor, Jackie Holloway, Lodge Leading Knight, and Barbara DuCharme. (Submitted photo)
photo Volunteer cooks Jimmy Elam, left, and Pat Lynch, U.S. Army, retired, and Lodge Lecturing Knight. (Submitted photo)