To the editor:
In contrast to the many angry words we’ve all heard lately, I would like to share some thankful words for our veterans, particularly Amherst American Legion Post 118. This post, like many other veteran’s organizations, raises funds and contributes to various community projects. Recently, Post 118 made a generous contribution to First Lutheran Church, Lorain, to help to restore their arson-destroyed church. That contribution is earmarked for the purchase of tables and chairs for the fellowship hall. Once the new building has been completed, those tables and chairs will be used in community service programs, many of which are provided in conjunction with other Lorain churches, service organizations and government assistance agencies. These programs include monthly luncheons and food pantry; the Family Promise program, which provides food and housing for homeless families; Front Door Ministry, which provides emergency assistance weekly to applicants for food, transportation, medical help, housing, clothing, and other necessities; and summer programs for children.
I would like to thank the members Amherst American Legion Post 118 for their past service to our country and their continued service to our community. Their gifts to others of self, time, and treasure are an example each of us would do well to emulate.