Breakfast and haircuts for veterans

Breakfast and haircuts for veterans

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - A hot coffee and bacon and eggs— it's a great way to start the day. And for many, it may sound ordinary, but for some veterans in the lake area, it's the first freshly made breakfast in a while. Some are disabled, some are injured, some are homeless; regardless of the condition, the American Legion wants to take care of them. It's hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion, post 179 in Sulphur.

"It's a great benefit because they can do this for themselves. They can invite the public in to join with them and see what the American Legion is and what we are. We represent all the veterans but we also are here to support and represent our community."

On the third Monday of each month, the Ladies Axillary dedicates the morning to veterans, offering not only breakfast but a haircut as well.

The president of the Ladies Auxiliary group says it's the least they can do.

"I don't know, it's just a good feeling to do. They fought for us and some lost their lives and they did a great deal for us. We appreciate them very much and we want to try to help them out."

She says this is for all veterans, especially those who need assistance.

"We're here. We're here to serve the veterans and that's what the American Legion is all about."

And though they haven't had a large crowd just yet, the commander of this post says it's only the beginning. "It's a good start. Anything you do for the veterans is good. And its just our second time so we got a lot of room to grow."

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