Today, Om and I went to Applebees to take advantage of their free meal for veterans. Not only do they serve a huge number of free meals, but they had an impressive line of American flags, and the flags of the branches of the military on display. Multiply all that by the number of franchises, and they are putting their corporate money into saying thank you. The servers also were wearing T-shirts with a thank-you message. All in all, I know they are certainly building good will that helps their overall image, but it's still remarkable.
Here's the local veteran, just a "few" years ago. This was before I met him. He got to see Europe. I had to settle for pictures. He told me today that he has decided the most memorable event was when he got to visit the Berlin Wall.
This was also my mother's birthday, as I've often mentioned. She would be 110 today, if she were alive.
In other news: I wrote in the morning and worked on formatting after we got home. My brain is fried. I'm off to play games and watch old Perry Mason shows.
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