At the Lebanon Care Center in Lebanon, Ill., yesterday, center resident and military veteran Steve Barlowski, left, is greeted by Marvin Meddows during a visit to veterans at the care facility by members of the local American Legion post. Also seated are Lebanon Care Center residents Tom MacDonald, an Army veteran, sitting to Steve's left, and Air Force veteran Glen Brandt. Jon Suydam, far right, the Lebanon post commander, brought along several Legion members to deliver Christmas presents and greetings to six veterans residing at the center. Later in the day, the American Legion members visited about a dozen veterans being cared for at the Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Lebanon.
T.E. Griggs is a writer, editor and photographer and a retired U.S. Marine.