Veterans dinner at the Elks Lodge Nov. 9

Veterans dinner at the Elks Lodge Nov. 9

WOONSOCKET - The annual veterans dinner at the Elks Lodge, 380 Social St., will be held Sunday, Nov. 9, starting at noon.

A chicken dinner will be served. Guest speaker George Farrell will discuss the Rhode Island Honor Flight for World War II veterans. The Woonsocket ROTC corps will lead the opening ceremony.

Tickets are $3 for veterans and $12.50 for guests. Tickets are available at the lodge, or by calling Anna Deschamps at 508-883-1596 no later than Nov. 4.

Also, Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, a ceremony in conjunction with Operation Stand Down will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at which two veterans in need of transportation will be awarded vehicles from Progressive Insurance Company, at 2200 Hartford Ave., Johnston.