Though turnout for American Legion Post 125’s Christmas meal isn’t what it used to be, a practiced crew got up early Wednesday to plate what’s become a North Adams tradition.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that after overseeing a successful home delivery of nearly 100 meals, Thomas Lussier, the post’s commander, said that it’s been slowing down the past few years - hopefully because people have a place to go to.

Since the 1950s, members of the Legion, joined by scores of volunteers, have pulled away from Christmas mornings at home to make sure people in the community who lack food and social ties can break bread together.

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