First off, let me say a BIG THANK YOU to all the veterans out there! The citizens of The United States are in debt to you for your service to our country.
Now on to my rant:
While trolling facebook I've noticed that a lot of restaurants are offering a free meal to Vet's as a way to say thank you on Veterans Day. However, most of these meals are from a limited menu.
I applaud the gesture of these restaurants to offer free meals to vets, yet I'm left with the questions of "why?" Why a limited menu? Are our Vet's not worthy of anything off the menu? Does a free ribeye or sirloin not fit within their goodwill budget?
Honestly, I don't know where I fall on the issue. Part of me thinks they should be allowed to choose any item off the menu. On the other hand I understand that restaurants are under no obligation to give Vet's anything at all. So maybe a limited menu should be enough.
Fire fighters and Police officers risk their lives everyday for the community. Should they not be allowed to eat free when on duty? (For the record I ALWAYS comp the meals of police officers and fire fighters. It's the least I can do.)
What do you think? Anything off the menu or is the limited menu something you are ok with?