METHUEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — One Methuen restaurant continued its Veteran's Day breakfast tradition this Thursday.
The Country Kitchen has been offering free breakfast to veterans for over 12 years. For Veteran's Day, any active duty or retired member of the U.S. military could get free pancakes and eggs with valid proof of service.
Ron Marsan told WBZ's James Rojas he pitched the idea to the owners of the restaurant and they thought it was a good way to honor those who served.
"It's a good thing to just help give back to the veterans," Marsan said.
Robert Thornton, a veteran of the marine corps, said events like these show how in recent years people are showing more respect towards veterans.
"It's been probably the last 15 years that veterans have been out in the lime life," Thornton said. "Before that nobody cared. Now you go someplace and it's 'thank you for your service', you hear it everywhere."
In addition to celebrating the holiday with the meal deal, the restaurant is decorated with American flags and other patriotic decorations, including a sign reading "home of the free because of the brave."
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.