Dave Staley spent Veterans Day eating breakfast with north Georgia vets

FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia (WDEF) – Hundreds of establishments all across America honored our veterans Thursday. Whether it be free admission, a free drink, a free meal, our veterans were front and center.

That was the case at seven North Georgia Hardee’s restaurants in our viewing area, to include this one on Highway 2A in Fort Oglethorpe.

The 6th Cavalry Museum, along with Modern Woodman of America, teamed up with Hardee’s to offer any veteran a free breakfast. For a span of 90 minutes. Anything you want. On the house!!

“This is exciting! It makes it exciting for the stores, as well as for our customers. It just kind of makes everything work really well. It makes us feel as if we’re helping our community.”

The restaurant and the museum have been doing this for several years now. And a good amount of veterans take advantage of the generosity. Many vets walk in, not knowing they’re going to receive a free meal.

The veterans were also greeted by two of North Georgia’s state representatives.
Both Steve Tarvin and Mike Cameron were on the scene, shaking hands and giving their thanks to our nation’s finest.

“They deserve this. We could do it 24 hours a day, and still not thank them enough for what our vets have done for us. They’re excited today and tickled to receive breakfast. A small gesture like this, well, we’re glad to be here to do it.”

Mike Cameron is right! All of the vets were no doubt happy to be honored in such a way. But as the representative says, we need to do things like this on a regular basis.

“We should do this more often. If you know a vet, call them and thank them!”

Dave Staley, News 12 Now

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