There was a full house for this month’s Military Appreciation dinner hosted by Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. We had several people recognized at the event, and a great guest speaker.
First members of the BYTR group were recognized for birthdays and their outstanding work as volunteers including the Boy Scouts who took care of keeping the Veterans coffee cups and lemonade cups full.
Next up was recognition of Marv Jarvis for his years of service and dedication to Post 1776. Marv has recently stepped down as our Gambling Manager. Marv has been a member of Post 1776 for 34 years and has served as our Post Commander (twice) and as Gambling Manger among his most notable duties.
Marv served in the US Navy from 1966 to 1970 and got to serve on the then newly commissioned USS John F. Kennedy.
Marv is married to his lovely wife Rae whom he met at the Apple Valley Legion. They were wed in 1999.
And our guest speaker Jed was from the VA Adult Day Health Care Program. He gave a great overview of the services and activities available to our aging veterans.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon does an excellent job of recognizing our veterans both at their dinners and in the community. Thank you BYTR.