Military veterans receive special Thanksgiving dinner from Nick's Bar and Grille

Justin Udo
November 20, 2018 - 8:17 pm
Military Veterans Thanksgiving

Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio

Categories: 

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --A special Thanksgiving meal was served Tuesday to the men and women who sacrificed so much for Americans to be able to celebrate the holiday.

After serving seven years in the Army and doing two tours in Iraq as a recovery specialist, Clifton Farr returned home to Philadelphia feeling like a man apart.

"When I first came back, I felt alone," Farr said. "I felt neglected."

But after finding the Veterans Multi-Service Center in Old City, the Northeast Philadelphia native was able to get back on his feet.

"The love shown, it's a feeling of home," he said.

READ: Thanksgiving heats up with Hot Cheetos-covered turkey recipe

On Tuesday, Clifton and other vets at the Multi-Service Center looking to rebuild their lives were treated to Thanksgiving dinner, thanks to Nick's Bar and Grille in Old City. It was a gesture, Clifton says, that goes a long way.

"It makes me feel like there's hope," he said. "It's a warm, fuzzy feeling being back with my veteran family."

Joseph Schultice, the owner of Nick's, says serving Thanksgiving dinner to some of the less-fortunate vets is the least he can do.

"It's just a great feeling to have these people come up and be grateful," Schultice said, "even if it's a just a little bit we can give back."

For Clifton, the day and the meal, are things he will not soon forget.

"Welcoming vets home is more than just saying 'welcome home,'" he explained. "It's doing the little things that make it feel like home."

It wasn't just food at the dinner that vets got to enjoy. They also took part in different games to win a variety of prizes.