Veterans breakfast is Jan. 12 at Community Center

The next appreciation breakfast for veterans will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Clinton Community Center, hosted by Anderson County Citizens. “Chow line” begins at 8:30 a.m.

This month’s breakfast is sponsored by Blythe and Missy Sanders and Bear Stephenson.

The guest speaker will be Doug Witmer, US Air Force (Ret.), who will speak on the Heroes and Hounds program.

“Heroes and Hounds believes in the greatness of those who dedicate their lives to the service of others: Our Veterans,” a press release from the organization says.

“Unfortunately, veterans can sometimes face uncertainty as they may have to deal with challenges from disabilities to difficulty in returning to civilian life.

“The Heroes and Hounds project pairs certified dog trainers and military vets, providing them skills and knowledge needed to work with dogs deemed to have behavioral issues. Our veterans then work with dogs across the shelters and rescues of Tennessee at no cost providing not only training, but hope for a future for themselves and our canine companions,” the release continues.

Leon Jaquet, Director of Veterans Services for Anderson County, will present a veterans’ update.

The City of Clinton is especially recognized for making this event possible, making the location of the breakfast available every month.

The next Veterans’ Breakfast, Feb. 9, will be sponsored by the Clinton Lions Club.