American Legion Auxiliary Meeting May 1

American Legion Auxiliary, Royal Palm Beach Unit 367, will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, May 1 at 10 a.m. at Palms West Presbyterian Church, located at 13689 Okeechobee Blvd. in Loxahatchee Groves.

Unit members want to show their appreciation for everything military veterans have done to help protect the United States. As such, the meeting will include celebrations for Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War, all of which are observed in May.

Veterans and the public are invited to join Cpl. Burt Richards from the Veterans Speakers Forum for a look at honoring those who served and a review of American history. Attendees will learn about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and the changes that have occurred with the pledge, and the writer of the words and music for the United States’ national anthem.

Richards, a World War II veteran, will explain what a veteran is, who created G.I. Joe and what countries all over the world have American soldiers laid to rest in foreign fields of honor. The program will end with a review of the Marines’ World War II Battle on Iwo Jima and the meaning and significance of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Snacks and drinks will be served after the meeting.

For more information, or to RSVP, call (561) 818-9114 or e-mail