First Veterans Breakfast Since Covid at Perryville National Vietnam Memorial

Record crowd of 42 veterans attend a breakfast at the Missouri's National Veteran Memorial in Perryville Tuesday, July 13 sponsored by Veterans Home Care.

A record crowd of 42 veterans enjoyed the first weekly breakfast since the pandemic at the Missouri's National Veteran Memorial in Perryville.

The breakfast is available to veterans-only at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Memorial that boasts the only full-scale replica of the Vietnam Wall, 1172 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Perryville, MO 63775.

Licensed clinical social worker Dana Taylor at Veterans Home Care's VetAssist Program sponsored the event. Veterans Home Care's VetAssist Program provides home care with no-out-of-pocket costs to wartime veterans or their surviving spouses who qualify. Taylor is an expert in a little-known VA benefit called Aid and Attendance which can be used long-term custodial care. She's assisted hundreds of area senior veterans and spouses, most who were unaware the benefit existed, claim their VA funding and use the funds for in-home caregivers.

In attendance was Vietnam Veteran Dale Monier who was awarded the Purple Heart for his heroic service.

Dana Taylor, LCSW, Regional Manager at Veterans Home Care was proud to sponsor the event and attend with her father Vietnam Veteran Dale Monier and 91-year-old grandfather and Korean War veteran Donald Wibbenmeyer.

The original Vietnam Memorial Wall is located Washington DC. The Vietnam Wall in Perryville was completed in the fall of 2018 and lists more than 58,000 names of Vietnam War casualties.

Ninety-one-year-old Korean War Veteran Donald Wibbenmeyer points to his son-in-law, Dale Monier, a Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, at the weekly Veterans Breakfast in Perryville.
Forty-two area veterans were happy to reunite after a postponement of their weekly Veterans Breakfasts 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays at the Missouri Veterans Memorial in Perryville.