We recently celebrated our town treasure, and Korean War veteran Sixty Thompson for his seventy years of continuous membership to our post. We estimate Sixty has served on the honor guard of over a thousand funerals. Our post continues to be honored with his service and brotherhood. We also celebrated his 93rd birthday at the post! If you see Sixty tell him thank you for his service to our post and community!
Our post is extremely active in supporting our local community and fellow veterans. We have established the highly successful Mission K-9 Warrior program that provides service dogs to our fellow veterans suffering from PTSD at no charge to them! We invite you to become involved in our post and our mission. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a part of something special and rewarding!
Friday July 1st, 2022 starting at 7 PM we are having our annual Mission K9 Warrior Fundraiser. It will be in the food pavilion at the Georgetown Fairgrounds. Great food, drinks and live music. There will be numerous items up for auction!
“I am writing this letter to first and foremost to thank “Mission K9 Warrior “ for the work they have done for me and the work they continue to do for other fellow veterans. I definitely thank the staff that had helped train my dog Billy. I first heard about Mission K9 through a fellow veteran at the VA that was in the mental health clinic with me receiving help for PTSD. We were able to relate on a lot of experiences and issues, and he handed me the Mission K9 Warrior card. I didn’t know at that time, but my life would change forever after that day.
I am a decorated Combat veteran that served 2 tours in Afghanistan, and a Private Military Contractor with the Department of State with over 15 tours to Iraq. I am now fully disabled, going to VA appointments daily and have spent the last year in and out of the hospital dealing with health issues, and over 10 years have struggled with night terrors, PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Severe Anxiety Disorder, socially awkwardness. Traumatic Brain Injury and recovering from alcoholism. This program and my dog (my best friend) has literally saved my life. I would more than likely be dead without it and I know I’m not the only veteran that can say the same. Without this program I would not have Billy trained and alerting on issues and respond accordingly to bring me back into reality. I would not be able to sit here and say “I am now recovering from alcohol. I would not have mans best friend by my side when I needed him the most. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the help from Mission K9 and the people that had worked tirelessly to train my dog and many other veterans dogs. This program has changed my life for the better and I’m looking forward to each day I get to be with him. Billy is a full blooded English Bulldog with an amazing spirit and incredible capabilities. He continues to amaze me everyday and I can’t imagine my life without him.
We love our patrons and supporters, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. We have 6 on-site video poker and interactive games in our bar area. We also typically have pull tabs and a weekly Queen of Hearts drawing.
106 East West Street, Georgetown, Illinois 61846, United States
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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