Just as American Legion Post 71 Commander Kevin Joy promised, a cleaning detail organized in order to power wash the tables used for breakfast and a myriad of other things took place immediately after conclusion of the meal Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Not only was the turnout a large one, Commander Joy led the cleaning detail. I'm sure each and every one of us was inspired by his hard work and leadership.

Unfortunately, there weren't enough tasks to go around for all the willing cleaning participants.

However, merely toting all the tables from the main room of the post to the parking lot outside and back was a task in itself.

At Wednesday morning's breakfast, Joy also reminded post members of the significance of Sept. 11, 2019, 18 years after the invasion of America by foreign terrorists.

Jodie Galloway, former Post 71 Chaplain, was also remembered, before the troops sat down to a great breakfast prepared by steady Eddie Vanderhoff and his helpers, many of them dedicated and regular ones.

Ray Willis


Lindsey Hodges is a general assignment reporter at the Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star. Follow her on Twitter at @LindseyNHodges.