Veterans honored at annual dinner

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Veterans will be honored this weekend at the annual Benewah County Veterans’ Day Dinner.

The event starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the St. Maries Elks Lodge. As always, there is no cost for veterans and their families who attend.

Jim Shubert, Tim Hall, Jeanne and Dean Johnson invite area veterans to the Benewah County Veterans Day Dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.

Jim Shubert, Tim Hall, Jeanne and Dean Johnson invite area veterans to the Benewah County Veterans Day Dinner at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.

The Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 25 take turns sponsoring the dinner each year. During Sunday’s meal, Jim Shubert will be the guest speaker. He will show a PowerPoint presentation on a former St. Maries resident Clyde Pangborn.

“He was a 1917 graduate of St. Maries High School and was the first one to fly, non-stop, the entire Pacific Ocean,” Mr. Shubert said.  “I have photos of him growing up in St. Maries. He was also a member of American Legion Post 25 when he made the flight.”

Families who attend the dinner should bring a salad or dessert to share. The main course will be provided.

“The Elks have been a great supporter of local veterans,” Dean Johnson said.

“For a number of years,” Mr. Shubert added.

All veterans are invited to attend. Veterans do not have to be a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion or any other group to attend.

“We want veterans and their families and widows of veterans to attend,” Mr. Shubert said. “Come enjoy a meal as well as spend time visiting with others.”

Call Mr. Shubert at 582-1372 for more information.

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