AUBURN — The American Legion, William J. Roger’s Post 153, will host a Remembrance breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m.
“It’s important for us to remember the sacrifices of all veterans,” said American Legion Commander Dave Richardson, “and that is why we are remembering those veterans who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor and Operation Just Cause," said Richardson.
“It was 23 years ago on Dec. 20, 1989, that we lost 18 soldiers, four Seals and two Marines in the invasion of Panama, and according to official Pentagon figures, 516 Panamanians were killed during the invasion; however, an internal Army memo estimated the number at 1,000," said Paul R. Bernard, public relations officer. "It was 71 years ago at Pearl Harbor that 2,280 servicemen were killed."
The menu will consist of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, baked beans, white or wheat toast and the military’s infamous S.O.S. with Army coffee and juice, plus an old Beaulieu family recipe for crepes that has been passed down for generations from Quebec and France.
S.O.S., which was used since 1935 in the U.S. Army, is also known as “stew on a shingle” or another, less-polite version, or also “same old stuff.” It is comprised of a creamy white sauce and rehydrated slivers of dried beef or chopped sausage. S.O.S. was emblematic of the military experience.
The cost is $6 for adults, $4 children under 12. All money raised supports veteran programs.
For information on membership, contact Commander Dave Richardson at 782-1118 or email www.legionpost153.org or send mail to New Auburn American Legion, William Rogers Post 153, 71 South Main St., Auburn, ME 04210.