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Businesses honor "Hometown Heroes"

Customers enjoying lunch at Chick-fil-a at Lee Crossings. Customers enjoying lunch at Chick-fil-a at Lee Crossings.
Human Resources Director Anna Wari talks about what the event means. Human Resources Director Anna Wari talks about what the event means.

By 11am these seats will be filled by some very special customers. Chick-fil-a is putting together an event called "Hometown Heroes" its meant to honor the serving men and women in the military and first responders. Although it's a Lee Crossings and Albany based event, its not stopping those outside the area who are driving the distance to join the celebration.

"We have people from many counties coming. We have people coming from Sumter County EMT. We've already made contact with some of them, they would be here," Chick-fil-a Human Resources Director Anna Wari said.

And with today marking 9/11, it couldn't be on a more fitting occasion.

Wari continues, "We feel that these people don't get the recognition they often deserve. They are kind of unsung heroes in some cases and we just wanna honor them especially on this day."

Each active member will be given an entire meal with no charge to them. The event allows our with staff and other customers.

"We have high hopes that they'll come out and be able to not only give them a meal but to military, firefighters, police and EMT's a chance to interact face to face with each other along thank them," Wari said.

It's a new way to show appreciation.

 

Check out more 9/11 events happening:

-Blonde Inc. is offering free haircuts all day Wednesday for retired or active military, first responders, police and sheriff, and firefighters. They are located at 1437-B US 19 South, Leesburg, Georgia 31763.

-Marine Corps Logistics Base observance ceremony- 7:30am

-Girls Inc. of Albany Flag Flying event-10:00am

-Westover High tribute to first responders-10:15am

-8th Street Middle School in Tifton -New York speaker bringing artifacts and open discussion with students-11:30am

-Hometown Heroes dinner at Covenant Presbyterian Church-6:00pm

-African Children's Choir at First United Methodist Church-6:30pm

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