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Veteran's Day - Post 001

"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." - Theodore Roosevelt

I hate Veteran's Day. The only people that get the day off are government workers...Mike Royko once said that he thought anybody that served in the military, whether they peeled potatoes or stood guard duty or served in combat, should get the day off in order to play poker with fellow veterans, have a beer, and be thankful that they survived their committments. I agree.

Well, here is one reason that I might have to change my mind about hating Veteran's Day. The wonderful owners of McCormick and Schmick's have an offer:

Veterans Eat Free on Veterans Day! Bill McCormick and Doug Schmick, founders and managers of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, are offering a free lunch or dinner (with coffee or tea) at their restaurants nationwide on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11. The meals will be available from specially selected menu items for veterans with identification such as a veteran's ID card, discharge paper or DD-214.

The founders offer "to serve veterans for a change (they served us well!) at their McCormick & Schmick's family of fresh seafood restaurants in a recognition of veterans courage and spirit."
The Portland, Ore.-based company operates restaurants in 19 states and Washington, D.C.

Now, you have a good reason to hug your DD-214, Harv.

The M&S restaurant here in Chicago is excellent, and I frequent the bar there as it is one block from my usual pub - Dublin's. Now, I have another reason to like it. They take care of vets.

Hat tip to Chief Steve for the info.