Free dinner for veterans this Saturday - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Free dinner for veterans this Saturday

This Saturday, veterans can get a free meal and feel appreciated by attending Veterans Celebrating Veterans. (Source: WISTV) This Saturday, veterans can get a free meal and feel appreciated by attending Veterans Celebrating Veterans. (Source: WISTV)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

This Saturday, veterans can get a free meal and feel appreciated by attending Veterans Celebrating Veterans.

The dinner and evening of events, including comedy, is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Columbia First Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at 243 Riverchase Way in Lexington.

In addition to a free meal, there will be free childcare provided by the Children and Youth Ministry Team of Columbia First SDA Church, free entertainment from the GIs of Comedy, and a prize drawing. All proceeds go to the Hidden Wounds organization. This is a great opportunity to come together with other veterans and walk away with a better sense of who is in our veteran community.

The hosts want to thank veterans in the Midlands for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Money raised during Saturday’s event will go to the mission of Hidden Wounds which provides interim and emergency counseling services to ensure the psychological health and well-being of veterans and their families. Hidden Wounds is a non-profit organization headquartered in Columbia. They help heroes battle the invisible war at home by providing peace of mind and comfort for military personnel suffering from combat stress injuries like PTSD, TBI and other psychological postwar challenges.

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of WWI. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance and in 1938, November 11th became a national holiday. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. This day is to pay tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, but to especially give thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war and peacetime.

To learn more about Saturday’s event, click here.  You can also register for the dinner here. And to learn more about Hidden Wounds, you can visit their website by clicking here

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved. 

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:39 AM EST2018-02-25 11:39:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:36 AM EST2018-02-25 11:36:54 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>
  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:36 AM EST2018-02-25 11:36:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly