More than 100 turn out for Veterans BBQ

LAWRENCEVILLE -- More than 100 people attended the Lawrenceville Veterans Center's second annual Veterans Barbecue on July 1 at Tribble Mill Park in Lawrenceville.

The Lawrenceville Veterans Center treats combat veterans for various conditions connected to their combat experience, including injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Veterans Center held the barbecue to honor those who have served the country in combat and to help those who are coming back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan readjust to civilian life, said Harold Brown.

"Some of the older vets, especially the Vietnam vets ... wanted to make sure (the younger veterans) were not neglected like they were," Brown said.

The barbecue was funded by donations from the Anne Winn Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Stars and Gwinnett Masonic Daylight Lodge in Lawrenceville. The donations helped pay for the $120 pavilion rental and the food.