CLINTON—Military veterans from Anderson County are again invited to come together this weekend for a community Veterans Breakfast, a press release said. This month, veterans are encouraged, but not required, to wear their uniforms to the breakfast then walk over to watch the Veterans Day Parade that begins at 10 a.m. The parade route begins on Market Street, then moves down Main Street, passing in front of the Anderson County Courthouse.
The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, is sponsored this month by Joe Walker. The breakfast will be held this Saturday, November 11, at the Clinton Community Center. “Chow line” opens at 8:30 a.m., and there will be a brief program at 9 a.m. The special guest speaker this month will be Lieutenant Commander Don Thomas, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired) Chaplain Corps.
All of the Veterans Breakfasts recognize and honor local veterans and their families for their service to the United States, the press release said.
Anderson County residents and community volunteers are working together to make the breakfast a free monthly event that will allow veterans of all ages and branches to fellowship and share stories together. The City of Clinton is recognized as a special sponsor for hosting the monthly location and set up, the press release said. Local media is especially recognized for their role in letting veterans know about the breakfast each month, the release said.
The December 10 breakfast will be sponsored by Regina Copeland. If you are interested in sponsoring a future Veterans Breakfast, contact Terry Frank at (865) 310-4097.
To learn more, send an e-mail to [email protected], or visit Facebook and search for Veterans Appreciation Breakfast—Anderson County.