Lynchburg group sponsoring Veteran’s Day Donation Drive

A donation box sits at the Moore County Public Library. The American Legion Auxiliary of Lynchburg will sponsor a donation drive for area veteran’s homes now through November 11. (Photo Provided)

LOCAL NEWS — Every November, folks in Moore County stop and take a moment to honor the many local faces who have served in all branches of the American armed forces. Originally called Armistice Day, November 11 falls on the date that the United States signed the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. In 1954, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day in order to honor all veterans of all wars.

Like many things, actions speak louder than words and though many area veterans enjoy hearing, “thank you for your service” it’s actions that make a real difference in their daily lives. As such the American Legion Auxiliary of Lynchburg is currently sponsoring a Veteran’s Day Donation Drive for the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home (TSVH) now through November 11.

Items on the vets wish list include shampoo, body wash, Chapstick, body spray, scented lotion, facial tissues, as well as snacks like Little Debbie cakes, gum, seasonal candy, and peppermints. They also need apparel in various sizes such as t-shirts, pajamas, sweatpants, and sock. Activities like Model snap kits, crossword puzzle, Suduko, playing cards and USB cords for various cell phones are always a hit as well.

New item in their original packaging can be dropped off locally at both the Jack Daniel Employee Credit Union (JDECU) and the Moore County Public Library (MCPL) now through November 11. However, since Veteran’s Day is a national holiday both the JDECU and MCPL will likely be closed that day.

There are four TSVH locations in Tennessee including Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Clarksville, and Humboldt with new locations in Arlington and Cleveland coming soon. To learn more about the Tennessee State Veterans Homes visit their website.

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