Plymouth Police and Firefighters Honor Veterans with Free Breakfast
Veterans Day isn’t until Wednesday, but members of the Plymouth Police and Fire Department wanted to do something special a day early to honor local veterans. And what better way to do that than with a free breakfast.
“We’ve done it several times at City Hall, but we realized that there’s a group of veterans that don’t have the ability to drive perhaps,” said Jim Long, Plymouth’s Community Relations Officer. “And with COVID changing the whole way that we interact with each other, we thought it might be more appropriate if we went to them and did special deliveries.”
Tuesday morning, a group of 18 veterans who either live or work at The Waters of Plymouth senior living community were treated to breakfast sandwiches, fruit, yogurt and other special gifts.
The gesture is part of an annual activity conducted by members of the Plymouth Police and Fire Department to thank the veterans for their service.
“It means a lot to our residents here and to the employees both,” said Mike Flugstad, a U.S. Army veteran who also works at The Waters of Plymouth. “We have a very good relationship with the Plymouth Police Department and the Fire Department, and just to know that we’re being supported by them makes us feel really good. And we also like to support them at the same time.”
In addition to The Waters of Plymouth, police and firefighters made two other stops to honor local veterans.