American Legion Post 490, South Houston, Texas, recently hosted a Veterans Week celebration for all veterans, community and first responders. They chose not to do a Veterans Day, but rather a Veterans Week celebration. From November 7-14, eight continuous days, they served a brisket, chicken, and sausage dinner free to all. They served 1,157 veterans and community with 64 volunteers. Entertainment included bands, DJs, and children’s games.
On both Saturdays they made their post hall available to 16 different military-related organizations for a “Meet and Greet,” such as the USO, American Legion Department of Texas Service Officer, American Legion National Recruiter of the Year, American GI Forum, M D Anderson Blood Mobile, Walgreens Flu Shots, VA Hospital, and others. Free flu shots were offered and a successful blood drive was held.
On the final Saturday, November 14, the Dickinson Independent School district AFJROTC Unit beautifully performed the POW/MIA Ceremony in the hall.