Jamestown Elks Lodge 263 provided a complimentary breakfast on Veterans Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all area military veterans at the lodge, 339 E. Fourth St., Jamestown.
The lodge has provided the breakfast for the last 94 years.
Among those attending the breakfast were Michael Peters, past exalted ruler and current trustee; Thomas Jones, former U.S. Army captain; Gregory Noon, exalted ruler; Daniel Zepka, former U.S. Army specialist; and Abe Rosenberg, past exalted ruler and U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.
Jones served as the officer-in-charge of a military police element of combined police operations in Quang Ngni and Quang Tin provences in Vietnam. He served one tour including three campaigns and for his service was awarded the Bronze Star.
Zepka served in the 65th Combat Engineers, 25th Infantry from l968-69 and helped to defend the base and village at Chu Chi, Vietnam, during the Tet Offensive. For his service he was awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Army Commendation Medal.
Rosenberg, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, served as a Specialist 4 at Cam Ranh Bay, Headquarters First Logistical Command and with the 518th Adjutant General Personnel Battalion.
Elks throughout the nation pledge that: "So long as there are veterans the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them." To help keep that pledge there is a committee of Elks helping at each of 172 VA Medical Centers in the United States.
The national Elks organization consists of 850,000 members in 2,000 lodges.