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Local business honors nationís veterans
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Posted: 2012 Nov 08 - 23:32

Provides free meals for those who have served

By Meagan McGone


BREVARD — Giant Recreation World believes it is important that veterans be honored and remembered.

To do so, the company is offering veterans and their families complimentary breakfast and lunch on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12.

“I hope it is going to be a big restaurant bill because there’s nothing more important to Giant Recreation World than letting our veterans know we care about them,” said the company’s COO, Larry McNamara.

Larry’s brother, Don, who is the company’s CEO, has ties to Veterans Day that date back to the 1960s, when he served in the United States Marine Corps.

Additionally, Don missed the draft for the Vietnam War by a few days, though he lost both friends and acquaintances in that battle.

“It is important that veterans not be forgotten or overlooked for all of their service and sacrifices, whether they served in times of peace or in times of war and conflict,” Don said.

He said the least he could do is make sure that veterans and their families get some good meals for two days.

“There are a lot of homeless and hurting vets and families out there that we all need to take care of,” Don said. “This is a gesture to let veterans know that we care about them. It is the right thing to do.”

Brevard’s veterans and their families can visit the Palm Shores Riverview Diner, located on 5060 U.S. Highway 1 in Palm Shores, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to be honored with a free breakfast and/or lunch.

Both McNamaras said that there is no need to provide military proof to redeem the offer.

“Just the statement that they have served is enough,” Don said.

For more information, visit www.giantrecreationworld.com.

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