American Legion Post 1424 serves fellow vets who served their country 1
Santa presents a disabled veteran with a cash gift that can be spent at the PX at the veterans home in St. Albans.
American Legion Post 1424 serves fellow vets who served their country 2
St. Nick stops to thank the volunteers from the Post and Auxiliary who made the dinner possible.
American Legion Post 1424 serves fellow vets who served their country 3
The annual Christmas dinner for disabled veterans, thrown by American Legion Post 1424 in Forest Hills, would not have been complete without a surprise visit from Santa Claus.
American Legion Post 1424 serves fellow vets who served their country 4
Dessert featured coffee and a cake, right, expressing the gratitude of a community and a country. The veterans also joined their hosts in enjoying holiday cheer that included music and the singing of Christmas carols and other holiday songs.
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:30 am
Updated: 2:20 pm, Thu Dec 13, 2012.
They served their country around the globe as far back as World War II. And on Sunday, disabled veterans from the St. Albans Community Living Center, run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, were guests at the annual Christmas dinner hosted by American Legion Post 1424 in Forest Hills.
Two dozen veterans and a handful of VA caregivers came by the Metropolitan Avenue post to enjoy the meal that included turkey and all the trimmings.
Holiday music and singing also were on the program.
Finally, Santa dropped by from the North Pole to greet each veteran on his nice list — all of them — and to give them each a monetary gift courtesy of the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 1424 that can be spent at the post exchange, or commissary, at the center.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:30 am.
Updated: 2:20 pm.