The Thomaston American Legion will host a benefit supper for Iraq Star on Saturday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Iraq Star is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing the necessary reconstructive surgeries to assist war veterans recovering from physical and mental injuries. It is the foundation’s hope that reconstructive surgery will also help veterans heal from emotional trauma, increase self-esteem, and ease their return to their pre-war lives. For more information, visit iraqstar.org.

The benefit dinner at the Thomaston American Legion will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, and pies for dessert. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. For more information call 319-3400.

“The good news is more soldiers are surviving. The bad news is they have disfiguring wounds,” according to the Iraq Star Web site. “Despite powerful lifesaving measures on the battlefield and longer-term medical support stateside, many face long waiting lists for reconstructive surgery and have to deal with the loneliness and isolation of disfiguring wounds.”

Iraq Star said it picks up where the military and Veteran’s Administration leave off.