Veteran organization to host a Saturday picnic in Columbia

The Veterans Picnic will be held at the Columbia Water Park to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Marine veteran Mark Retcho said Friday that several veteran's agencies including the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans Service Office, the American Legion, and Marine Veteran Services have all assisted in organizing the picnic.

Retcho said the picnic will include a ceremony, food, activities for the kids, and an intramural baseball game to name a few events.

The Veterans Picnic will start at 11a.m. Saturday at the Columbia Water Park. The $10 tickets includes food, and all proceeds go to Wounded Warrior.

A local veterans group will also host their annual Veterans Day Ceremony Monday. Guest speakers for the Veterans Day event include Congressman Steven Palazzo and Senator Roger Wicker.