SALEM — A day after residents remembered the fallen, a gaggle of companies will supply a free meal to the primary 50 veterans from 2 to 4 p.m. right this moment at BB Rooners in downtown Salem.
“We simply needed to do one thing for veterans,” Blossom Nursing & Rehab Medical Liaison Debbie Leggett mentioned.
The early dinner is sponsored by Blossom Nursing & Rehab, Neighborhood Hospice, Whispering Pines Village-Capital Senior Residing, BB Rooners and Household Care Companies representing Woods-Rettig, Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig and Warrick-Kummer-Rettig funeral properties in Leetonia, East Palestine and Columbiana.
Any friends accompanying a veteran should buy a meal (together with drink) for $8, selecting from a menu that features spaghetti and meatball, fish sandwich and facet, grilled rooster sandwich and French fries, cheeseburger and facet, BLT with Home Chips, pot roast dinner, pizza with one topping or steak or rooster BB basic salad.
Leggett mentioned BB Rooners was thrilled with the thought of collaborating and Blossom does many occasions with Neighborhood Hospice and Whispering Pines Village-Capital Senior Residing. American flags and poppies can be handed out, too.
“My husband’s a veteran, that’s simply expensive to my coronary heart,” Leggett mentioned.
Keith served within the U.S. Military in Korea through the Vietnam Conflict.
“Neighborhood Hospice is a proud participant within the WE HONOR VETERANS program. It is a nationwide consciousness program that focuses on strengthening partnerships and networking with different veteran organizations to be able to improve the care and availability of providers to veterans and their households. So naturally anytime we are able to sponsor and assist an area occasion we’re more than pleased to be there for our superb neighborhood of veterans. In reminiscence of many, in honor of all,” Neighborhood Hospice Neighborhood Liaison Dana Smith mentioned.
Jarrod Kane, a funeral director with Household Care Companies, serves on the board for Neighborhood Hospice, which approached the funeral properties about participating.
Household Care Companies has a detailed relationship with Neighborhood Hospice, and Kane’s spouse, Heather, serves as Neighborhood Hospice workplace supervisor/volunteer coordinator for Columbiana County. Plus one among their very own, Joe Scott, who’s labored a few years for the funeral properties, is a veteran.
“Having a number of funeral house areas, we work carefully with a number of veterans teams coordinating funeral providers and navy honors. As a corporation, it’s essential to us to have the ability to give again to those veterans for the sacrifices they’ve made. This occasion is one other approach for us to honor and thank our native veterans,” Kane mentioned.
Whispering Pines Village Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Director Samantha Nutter additionally talked in regards to the significance of what they’re doing.
“Whispering Pines Village is honored to be part of this occasion to thank the women and men who have been and are prepared to sacrifice for our nation. It’s a privilege to assist people who have served,” Nutter mentioned.