Members of the Elks Lodge 125 Veterans Committee presented a gray sweatshirt and matching pants to each veteran living at local nursing homes on Monday.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

Each top was emblazoned with the logo of the branch of military service in which they served.

A total of 36 sweat suits (along with a "thank you for your service" card) were distributed at six facilities, according to Elks PER (past exalted ruler) Virgil Kurtz, who spoke at Rest Haven, 1800 S. Ingram.

"We went to Main Street Logo and ordered sweatsuits for all of our vets. I think they turned out real nice," Kurtz said, adding that he obtained the size of each vet a week ago before ordering.

According to Kathy Baron, "one of our mottos is 'As long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.'"

In the photo: Members of Elks Veterans Committee present a sweatsuit to Kenneth Hyde (far right) at Rest Haven on Monday afternoon. Pictured left to right: Dean Roe, Exalted Ruler; Kathy Baron, Lodge Esquire; Carla Scott, Lecturing Knight; Virgil Kurtz, PER and a 50-year life member; and Willa Husband, Activity Director at Rest Haven.

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