Veterans picnic Aug. 24 at American Legion

This year's free All Veterans Picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The picnic is open to all West Shore veterans, active and reserve military, and your immediate family.

The picnic will be held at American Legion Post 385, 695 Cahoon Road, Westlake. The post is just south of the railroad tracks on Cahoon Road. Parking is available in the north gravel lot or the south grass lot. Please do not park in nearby restaurant parking.

As in the past the picnic will be sponsored by Bay Village VFW Post 9693, American Legion Post 385, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 249. These organizations primarily serve the West Shore communities and welcome your participation.

All veterans/military members will be asked to sign in to provide information regarding the event for our organization reporting. Please show any veteran ID or affiliation. We are not picky! This is all about you!

Hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, chips and dessert will be provided free while supplies last. BYOB, wash provided.

Donations will be accepted; raffles and door prizes will be awarded. All prizes are donated by Posts, members, businesses, or you can bring a donation for raffle yourself if you want. Donations are still being accepted from any interested local businesses. 

The VA Outreach Office will be there to answer questions and provide information. Other organizations may be there as well but are not confirmed.

The picnic will be held rain or shine. You are welcome to bring outdoor chairs but folding chairs are provided for dining inside.

All proceeds/donations will go to support our joint efforts to grow and maintain the Veterans Honor Wall located at the Bay Dwyer Center honoring all deceased members of VFW, Legion, VVA, and other Bay Village veterans.

We hope to see our comrades from our organizations and meet new friends from the area.

If you have questions or would like to make a donation, email

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