Honoring WWII veterans

6/4/2014

The Battle of Normandy, code-named Operation Overlord, and more commonly known as D-Day, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. The battle began 70 years ago on June 6, 1944, when 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

The Battle of Normandy, code-named Operation Overlord, and more commonly known as D-Day, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany's control. The battle began 70 years ago on June 6, 1944, when 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.

The men and women who served in the military during World War II are being recognized for their service, their bravery and their commitment allowing for our freedoms today.

The senior center will host and recognize all World War II veterans at noon Saturday. If you are a World War II vet, family member and/or caregiver, we invite you to join us for this occasion. This event is being sponsored by the Finnup Foundation, American Legion, Sons of the Legion, Legion Riders, American Legion Auxiliary, noon Lions Club and the Finney County Senior Citizens Association.

Thanks for help

Many thanks to the volunteers who delivered Meals on Wheels last week. Are you interested in helping with Meals on Wheels? Substitute drivers are always needed. If you would like to help, call Patti at 272-3620 or 260-6282.

Scheduled activities

Thursday, the TOPS Club will meet at 9 a.m., followed by art class at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises start at 11 a.m. Hearing aid checks are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 1 p.m., the Ambassador Singers practice, Skip-Bo begins and the domino tournament begins. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, the day begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. A nurse from St. Catherine Hospital will be here from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge starts at 12:45 p.m. The covered dish dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Saturday, we honor World War II veterans with a luncheon at noon. The pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday has duplicate bridge at 2 p.m.

Monday has double pinochle at 12:40 p.m. Duplicate bridge starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, the day begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. The Craft Shop Committee meets at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Pitch starts at 12:30 p.m. Bridge begins at 1:15 p.m.

June 11 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. TOPS 1116 meets at 10 a.m. Pinochle starts at 12:40 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. to music of the Moonshiners. The recommended donation is $5.

Health tip

June's healthy eating goal is to add two days of strength training to your fitness regimen.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Baked fish, potato salad, perfection gelatin salad, roll, strawberries and pears.

Friday: Chicken salad sandwich, peas, creamy coleslaw, bread, rosy applesauce.

Monday: Pepper steak on rice, oriental vegetables, roll, peaches.

Tuesday: Barbecue pork, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, roll, applesauce gelatin salad.

June 11: Roast beef, potatoes and gravy, cauliflower and peas, roll, poke cake.

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