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Serving Those Who Served This Thanksgiving

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The VFW Post in Parker wanted to serve the military for their service to our country. They welcomed all military members in addition to inviting veterans from the Sims nursing home.

It's a meal that required many helping hands, some of which were in the kitchen at 5 a.m. on Thursday. But one VFW member says, "it's the least we can do."

"We've done this ever since the Sims was established, probably like 10 years go, and we just love to have them over for Thanksgiving dinner and serve them the way that they served us," says VFW Post 8205 Commander, Kevin Kellet. He says the veterans from the nursing home were their special guests today. Other VFW members, their families, and even active duty military were welcome.

A member of the post, Mike Marlo, says today is a chance to give those a family. He also says, "Things like this give most of us here a warm heart, and its a little payback that we can do for The generation ahead of us that did things we're doing now."

Danny Healey, a Navy veteran, has been at the nursing home for about 9 years. "About every other year I come out here," says Healey. When asked his favorite part about coming out he says, "Besides the food and the people, its getting out and talking to people."  

"We're all ex military guys and were all brothers and sisters and we just always take care of each other, doesn't matter what service is," says VFW Post 8205 member, Tony Salvo.