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American Legion Post 40 hosts dinner to honor veterans

CHINO VALLEY - The American Legion Post 40 in Chino Valley will honor veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Post-9/11 operations with a dinner ceremony starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

All veterans and their families, including Vietnam veterans, are invited to the ceremony, and you need not be a member of the American Legion to attend, said Murrell Worth, adjutant at American Legion Post 40.

"We (Vietnam veterans) are the majority of the members," Worth said. "It is the members way of honoring those who preceded us and those who followed us."

Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., at American Legion Post 40 at 650 E. Road 3 South near the intersection of Highway 89 and Road 3 South in Chino Valley.

All veterans from WWII, Korea, Post-911 and their families are invited to attend as guests of Post 40. All other attendees are asked to pay a $7 donation. If you plan to attend, call to confirm at 636-2020 or online at www.al40.org

This event is sponsored by The American Legion Family of Post 40, which includes the American Legion Post 40, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 40 and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 40.

Representatives from the Vet Center will be on hand to assist veterans and their families with questions regarding eligibility or benefits available to them, Worth said.

The American Legion is the United States oldest veteran's service organization. Post 40 is also home to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 40, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 40 and American Legion Riders Chapter 40. The Post can be reached at 928-636-2020.