Every Wednesday morning there is one thing on a lot of our minds at American Legion Post 60 in Pulaski, Tenn.: honoring veterans. Every week from 7-11 am we host a veterans breakfast by welcoming back old members, meeting new members or just enjoying each other's company. Approximately 10-30 veterans come each week and eat a buffet-style meal of gravy, biscuits, sausage and scrambled eggs. Occasionally a surprise is thrown in the mix like pancakes, breakfast casserole or French toast.
With bellies full and coffee gearing them up, a rousing game of dominoes is starting. Let's just say there are a lot of old souls coming out with memories of days gone by.
We invite any and all veterans and families, not just Legion members. There are members who have never talked about their service, and some are Korean War-era who are finally opening up to their families after laughing and cutting up with others like them, just a veteran who served.
It is so much fun listening to the laughs and gee haws that go on, but listening to a veteran tell his or her story and the relief on their faces is worth the early rise-and-shine breakfast prep.
Some come every week and some just when they can, but there is definitely not an empty belly.
It is one thing that has made our day to include as part of our Legion life.