VFW Post 605 Celebrates Thanksgiving

Mark Primmer - 11/29/2022

Thanksgiving 2002Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. Our American traditions of celebrating Thanksgiving are rooted in the spirit of unity and charity. 

Remembering this, the Benjamin Franklin VFW Post 605 organized a community wide Thanksgiving Dinner celebration at the Ecole Militaire in Paris on November 24th.

A dozen Post members welcomed over 80 friends and family member guests, including: French Veterans from the Union Nationale des Combattants in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Rochambeau Chapter DAR France, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO), as well as seven Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

The Scouts provided the honor guards for posting of the colors, and Commander Primmer led all guests in singing of both the US and French National Anthems. Special toasts were given to honor of comrades who are no longer with us, and Buddy Poppies were distributed with donations received going to help support the post’s community programs.

Post 605 QM Chuck Steiner

Smiles were abundant throughout the evening, as this year’s dinner was a continuation of Post 605’s annual tradition over the past decade, with only one interruption in 2020 due to Covid restrictions.

Post members and guests alike all pledged to be back again next year!