Veteran’s Day is a time each year we as a nation honor those who have fought and served in our military.
“United we stand. And if we didn’t have a veterans organization where with this country be,” Former Marine (1957-63) Tom Norris. “We fought for all the freedoms and the rights that we have, and I’m glad to see all the establishments in this county, or the Valley, sponsoring the veterans. I mean, I really love it.”
Young’s Cafeteria in Glen Dale wasn’t any different. Friday’s patriotic menu included many delicious choices from the home-style fixin’s to the country fried chicken, but for the owner and employees of Young’s Cafeteria, supporting those who have served is more than just a one day deal.
“It’s just important you know, we have to honor our veterans. There’s all those out there who fought for us and it’s the least we can do,” Young’s Cafeteria Owner Nathan Young.
Friday the restaurant was giving away free meals to Veteran’s, but for them it goes beyond that. Owner Nathan Young told 7News that any time of the year if one of our service men or women is in need of a hot meal at any time of the year they’re willing to help.
“Even the best and bravest need a hand sometime, it’s the least we can do to offer them a meal. If there is a veteran out there that’s hungry send them up our way, we’ll feed them regardless of what day it is,” said Young.
For those who have served, the people at Young’s Cafeteria make their years of duty well worth it, “Makes me feel great, the owner of this establishment his commitment to the veterans and to the citizens of this county,” Army (1967-69) Veteran Ron Wood.
Young said his reason behind giving back to our military personnel is simple, it’s just the right thing to do.
“I’m not going to turn away anybody that’s hungry, if somebody starving or needs a hand that’s what we’re here for,” said Young.