Veterans Receive Free Drive-Thru Breakfast in Plymouth
An assembly line of volunteers helped route a line of vehicles from Plymouth City Hall to the city’s Veteran’s Memorial on Wednesday. The volunteer effort included “thank you” signs, a free breakfast and a gift bag that included handmade thank-you notes from students.
The show of appreciation is a gesture that some never received when they returned home from service.
“It almost brings tears to your eyes when they’re thanking you for these kind of things because they didn’t do that when they first came, when you came back from Vietnam,” said Rod Mandler, a Vietnam veteran who lives in Plymouth. “This is special. Thank you is all I can say.”
Lois Gaudette is one of the volunteers who served up breakfast sandwiches. She considered it an honor to donate time to recognize veterans.
“They are thanking us for being out here,” said Gaudette. “I don’t think that’s an option. It’s thanking them because they did a lot more than what we’re doing.”
Besides serving 85 veterans Wednesday morning through the drive-thru breakfast, volunteers also served 130 additional veterans at local senior living centers.