The battlefield was set and soon to be littered with shells and casualties and the Georgia War veterans were ready. Albeit the battlefield was a table full of seafood, the shells were recently homes to lobsters and the casualties were ice cream and brownies; the Georgia veterans didn’t let anything stand in their way to finishing their task at hand. As the plates were cleared and the men and women surveyed their accomplishments, only one thing remained intact: take-home boxes. The victorious troops boarded their urban assault vehicles (buses) declaring to return to defend their territory! And now for the rest of the story….

Thursday Aug. 8marked the day that the Local Elks Lodge No. 2849 hosted the Georgia War Veterans at the Red Lobster in Macon for a day of fun and fellowship. Thanks to Elks Johnny Hunt and Jim Green’s reconnaissance mission and other lodge members guarding the supply lines, the troops from the veteran’s hospital were prepped and ready for true hand-to-claw combat. Aided by Lynda Lewis and Beth Collie taking orders from the front-line troops, the Red Lobster staff delivered a tremendous feast to our brave soldiers. The manager, Annette, welcomed the military veterans representing all branches of service and all wars (WWII to Afghanistan) with kind words and asked to place pictures of them in their restaurant along with their story. Many thanks to the Macon Red Lobster for their hospitality.

The local Elks Lodge hosts many events for Georgia veterans in and around the lake area. To get involved contact the Lake Oconee Elks Lodge to ask how to become a member.

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