Brentwood’s Marine Corps League began the Take a Veteran to Lunch program in order to honor in a tangible way veterans’ military service to our country. The program offers veterans the opportunity to get a taste of civilian life and understand that they are cared for beyond their hospitalization.
According to Recreation Therapist Darlyn Phillips, who accompanied the group, “The men and women who came today appreciate being acknowledged for what they have done and what they are going through.”
The Marine Corps League meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Hall on First Street in downtown Brentwood. The league is an organization of men and women who have served in the Marine Corps and are dedicated to maintaining contact with those who have also served their country. The league serves the Delta Diablo region with many charitable activities. For more information, call 925-240-7589.
– Contributed by Leslie Harrold