For over ten years, the American Legion Morton Grove Post 134 has held a special Thanksgiving Day celebration for new Navy recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Station. For many of these young recruits, it is often the first holiday away from home.
The volunteers at the American Legion Post 134 thank the sailors for their service by treating them to a complete Thanksgiving meal. Approximately 50 uniformed service men and women will spend Thanksgiving Day in Morton Grove as dinner guests at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center on Thursday, November 28. The event usually starts after 8 a.m. and continues until 4:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to stop by and greet the recruits. Monetary donations for this worthy cause can be mailed to: Sailor Fund – American Legion Post 134, 6144 Dempster St., Morton Grove, IL 60053. Donations also support The Comfort/Wounded Warrior Fund and other Veteran and Active Warrior activities.