TICONDEROGA The Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 held its annual Veterans Day dinner Nov 11. This dinner is to remember our sons, our daughters, our relatives and friends ordinary people with extra ordinary courage, our soldiers of war, said Richard A. Nadeau, Elks PER/Trustee. A complete turkey dinner with all the trimmings along with homemade dessert was served to almost 200 people. The dinner served area veterans and their families and was open to the public. Dinner was prepared by the Elks and served by the local Boy Scout troops. Exalted Ruler Stella Kolysko thanked all for attending and introduced state Sen. Betty Little who spoke briefly. Little thanked the lodge for putting on this yearly event. She stressed the importance of organizations like the Boy Scouts and Elks working together.Little was enthusiastic about the scouts learning the value of community service, which is addictive because it makes people feel so good to make a contribution to the community. Little also presented a check representing a grant to the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge in support of its elevator lift project. The senator was instrumental in securing the member item for the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 elevator project.