Sheriff’s Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 11 at VFW

Jamie Groves (left) dishes up a plate of food for veteran Brian Reeder during last year’s Veterans Day Breakfast. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department organizes the annual breakfast, which is free for veterans, veterans’ families and anyone who is connected to the military. This year’s breakfast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington.
Jamie Groves (left) dishes up a plate of food for veteran Brian Reeder during last year’s Veterans Day Breakfast. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department organizes the annual breakfast, which is free for veterans, veterans’ families and anyone who is connected to the military. This year’s breakfast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington. TAB file photo.

By
STEVE CLARK
The fourth annual Veterans Day Breakfast, sponsored by the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, is set for Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The event sees members of the Sheriff’s Department and other volunteers serve a free breakfast to veterans and their families. While veterans will be the focus of the event, Sheriff Terry Stoffel notes that it will be open to a wide range of people.

“Anybody that’s tied to the military in any way, shape or form can come and they can bring their family as well,” he says.

Those who come will have a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, eggs and hash browns to look forward to. There will also be apples from Phil’s U-Pick Apple Orchard. Beverages will include coffee and orange juice.
“Should be a little bit of everything for everybody,” says Stoffel.
After serving 380 meals at last year’s event, Stoffel believes that 500 will be served at this one, thanks to Veterans Day falling on a Sunday, when people’s schedules should be light.
“I think that’s absolutely a realistic number,” he states.
Stoffel says his family has ties to the military and that the same is true for many other members of his department. Given that personal connection, he says putting on the breakfast each year means a lot to him and his colleagues.
“It’s something that we’re really, really proud of,” he says.
VFW Post 2689 is located at 220 W. Park Drive, Huntington.