Spaghetti Supper This Thursday, Oct. 8

NEWS FLASH!! This is very short notice. Bev Besh's famous Spaghetti Supper is on the menu Thursday, October 8, from 5:30-7 PM. $7.50 per person. Check the calendar. Spread the word. Enjoy the meal.


Bartels Veterans Social

Waverly American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a Bartels Veterans Social Monday, October 12, 9:30 AM in the Chapel/Community Room. All veterans, spouses/significant others and surviving spouses in the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community and the Waverly community are invited to attend for fellowship, food and fun.

WAVP Breakfasts to Continue at New Location

All are welcome to join us for breakfast on Saturday, February 14, at our new location: the American Legion Hall, 208 8th Ave. SW in Waverly. A different building, but the same time as always: 7:30 AM on the second Saturday of the month. Presently, we plan to use the Legion Hall until the new building is ready for use.

Attendance at the February breakfast was an all-time high. It would be nice if we could break that record this month. Anyway, the invitation is still the same, come for good food, fun and fellowship. And you still get to name the price.

The February breakfast got some interesting coverage in the Waverly Newspapers. Thank you, Anelia!

Help the WAVP Win the Community Aces Challenge!

The WAVP has applied for and is currently a finalist in the Community Aces Challenge: an event sponsored by Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. with a winning prize of up to $15,000 in grant money. If you or someone you know are on Facebook, you can help us secure this award by following the instructions below and voting once a day, everyday from now until 11:59 PM (CT) on March 20, 2015.

For Facebook members:
1) Make sure you are logged into your Facebook account.
2) Click this link and find the entry for the WAVP. You can either click the 'Next' button twice to find us on page 3, or type "WAVP" in the search box.
3) Read about the project, then click the 'VOTE' button.
4) Vote everyday through March 20, 2015, and encourage your friends to do the same!

If for some reason the original link does not work for you, try voting through this alternate Facebook page. Voting through the Facebook app on your smartphone also might not work, so try logging in through a web browser (Safari on iOS, or Chrome on Android).

Veterans Day Service Has Been Moved

Due to an adverse weather forecast for Tuesday, November 11, the Veterans Day Service has been moved from the Tribute corner to the Centre at 1211 Fourth Street Southwest (south of Miller Hardware Store). People are encouraged to arrive early so the service can begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Operation Gratitude for active military and veterans is also scheduled at the same location from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Many activities and benefits are planned for them and their families.

Invitation to a Veteran's Day Event

Barb Bridges (via Carl Benning) sent this in to us regarding an event being held at Eisenach Village on the day before Veteran's Day. Make sure to call for a reservation if you're interested in attending.


You are invited to join us as we honor our Veterans with a special event on November 10th. Terry Lindell, our local WWII historian, will present a program entitled "Remembering Pearl Harbor and V for Victory" An overview of how Americans faced the challenges of World War II, illustrated with images of the material culture of the home front, will not only salute our soldiers, but also acknowledge the courageous contributions of the women who stayed behind.

Date: Monday, November 10
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Eisenach Village Klubhaus
1100 Bach Drive / Waverly
Program: "Remembering Pearl Harbor and V for Victory:
A Look at the WWII Home Front"
Reservation: Call Barb Bridges at 352-6105 by November 3rd
  Light refreshments will be served

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In Closing...

The WAVP Veterans Center honors the Veterans of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It recognizes and celebrates the sacrifice of those who served in past conflicts, those who serve today, and those whose service awaits them. These men and women and their families are ever mindful of the reality that freedom is not free. It is in this spirit that we build this very special home "Where Patriots Gather"