On Saturday, July 20, 2019, the Tazewell County Republicans will host the annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at the Morton American Legion Post 318 from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019. This breakfast is an opportunity to honor veterans by providing a delicious breakfast, which is free of charge to all veterans who attend.

Participating in the festivities is the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, who will give a brief presentation of their work. The keynote address will be presented by noted Tazewell County veteran Gene Neeley, who recently returned from the historic ceremonies at Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The event will conclude with the 2019 Veteran of the Year presentation given to a veteran who has served, was honorably discharged from a branch of the U.S. military, resides in Tazewell County and is consistently active in the community by involving him or herself in causes or actions that give back, and/or in some way makes a difference in the lives of those in the community.

“This is a totally non-political event,” says Jim Rule, Chairman of the Tazewell County GOP. “We host this event to honor those men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom and liberty. Our debt to them can never be repaid, but we will always show our appreciation for what they did.”

The Morton American Legion Post 318 is located at 24 E. Adams St. in Morton. The breakfast will start promptly at 8 a.m., so attendees are asked to arrive prior to in order to check in and be seated. Admission cost is free to all veterans and $10 to veteran supporters. RSVP’s can be made at the www.tazewellgop.org/veterans_appreciation_breakfast or by calling 309-353-8467.

For any questions, please feel free to contact the Tazewell County Republicans at 309-353-8467 or by email at chairman@tazewellgop.org.