In honor and recognition of the men and women who fought for our freedoms, MEC employees recently participated in two Veterans Day programs.
On Nov. 9, MEC sponsored an hour-long broadcast on WLEN radio as part of their annual Thank-A-Vet program benefitting the Dire Needs Fund for Lenawee County Veterans. Throughout the day, volunteers accepted donations, which Housing Help of Lenawee will use to assist veterans who fall through the cracks of traditional funding sources. The program raised $28,000 and also included singing performances by elementary students and a 21-gun salute/flag ceremony. In addition to the broadcast sponsorship, MEC donated $350 to this fund.
On Nov. 14, MEC partnered with the Ladies Auxiliary #10704 of the Cassopolis VFW to cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal to local veterans and their families. Roughly 145 individuals enjoyed homemade turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberries, dinner rolls and a variety of desserts.