The monthly luncheons provide a venue for fellowship, honor, & comradery for veterans and service members of all ages. This luncheon is generally held on the last Friday of each month, with no luncheon in July or November. The event is from 11:30am-1:30pm, always at the same location, and requires an RSVP. To be added to our roster and receive our monthly flyer/newsletter, please contact us and complete the New Attendee form. Veterans and military personnel eat free, and the cost for civilians is $10.00.
The monthly Veterans Appreciation Luncheon is held at Birchman Baptist Church Family Activity Center, 9100 N. Normandale St. Fort Worth, TX 76116. RSVPs are due the Friday before the luncheon.
A program accompanies lunch, with a different theme each month. For example, one month may focus on Korean War veterans or Vietnam. In some instances, the theme of a luncheon may focus on a significant event or date in military history, such as the end of WWII or a specific battle or engagement.
Stories of our attendees’ heroism, courage and sacrifices are highlighted. We may interview several veterans’ whose military service included participation in a battle or campaign; we may have special guests such as a senator or member of congress; we may provide singing entertainment. However, we always have a prayer, say the Pledge of Allegiance, sing the National Anthem, and make announcements. We often make our attendees aware of special events in the community that support, honor, or highlight veterans.
The luncheon is truly an amazing experience and to have so many veterans of all ages in one room together! It is something that cannot be adequately described with words, but only experienced.
From the east...
On Interstate 30 (the West Freeway) take Las Vegas Trail (Exit 6). Cross Las Vegas Trail and stay on the service road to Dale Lane. Turn left on Dale Lane and drive down to Birchman, which is easily seen on the right.
From the west...
On Interstate 30 take Alemeda (Exit 5A). At the stop sign, cross Alemeda and stay on the service road to North Norman-dale. Turn left on North Normandale (crossing Loop 820) to the church.
From the north...
On Loop 820, take Chapin Road\Spur 580 (Exit 2). Do not cross or get on Highway 80. Use the turnaround under 820. Stay on the service road to North Normandale, and turn right to the church.
From the south...
Head north on Loop 820 (820 & 20 are one freeway until they split after the HW 377 exit. At this split, you should stay on Loop 820 North/West). Take Exit 2. Cross Camp Bowie Boulevard West (also marked as Spur 580) and stay on the service road (you will pass Fort Worth Harley Davidson) to North Normandale. Turn right on North Normandale and proceed to the church.