Saying “thanks” with a little lunch
Members of the Auxiliary of the Bussing-Louderback Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 stopped by the Brazil National Guard Armory Sunday to say “thank you” the best way possible; with some food made with loving and thankful hands.
The lines were a little shorter during this year’s event, but the new commander explained why.
Commander Clint Stucker, of the Indiana National Guard 138th Quartermaster unit, said approximately 75-80 personnel members were at the facility this past weekend, either involved in training and out on an equipment transport mission.
“I’m new, and the community here in Brazil is very supportive of military personnel, and we really do appreciate that,” said Stucker. “The local VFW, and the community, is really great to us.”
The idea for the luncheon was inspired by Army SFC John J. Elliott, who served a total of 26 years in the military, with his final years at the Brazil National Guard Armory. Elliott reluctantly retired in 2005, and when he passed away in February 2015 his wife Cyndy and members of the VFW wanted to do something in his memory. The first event, February 2017, was a big success. It will continue, according to the auxiliary members, as a way to show honor and say “thank you for your service” for active military personnel.
Despite nasty weather, 7th District VFW Axillary President Michele Jackson joined local auxiliary members -- Cheryl Whitted, Cyndy Elliott, Janice Cox, Lolita Etheridge and Judy Jordan -- in helping serve lunch Sunday.
February 14, 2018 -- This story has been corrected to reflect the correct the transposing of the names for Cheryl Whitted and Cyndy Elliott as well as the Bussing-Louderback Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127. Apologies for our error.