By Erin Davisson
On Saturday, June 30, the American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Post 390 held its first picnic at Wellington’s Village Park on Pierson Road.
The picnic was originally set for Memorial Day, but was postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
The family picnic served the typical American grill. There were hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas and potato salad.
Post Commander Jim Napuli said that this won’t be the last time they have a picnic. They’re planning another one on Labor Day.
“This is our first annual picnic. Next time there will be more activities for families,” Napuli said. “We wanted to do this so that all our veterans could hang out together.”
The guests of honor were military veterans, mostly from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Joshua Katz, co-commander of Post 390’s Sons of the American Legion, was on hand and discussed his organization, the POW-MIA-OREE, an organization created in 2014 that supports the National POW-MIA Remembrance Day and also helps find tombstones of fallen soldiers and then place challenge coins on the tombstones. The challenge coin is then given to the family of the deceased soldier to remind them that their loved one is not forgotten.
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