Jacksonville business showing appreciation to vets, military members
There's a business in Jacksonville that's more than willing to show its support to veterans and military members in a special way this week.
It's Armed Forces Week and Mission BBQ is going all out to celebrate. Each day this week honors a different branch of the military. The business is giving out free sandwiches to service members or veterans in that particular branch each day.
Monday, it was the Army that got the special honor. Marines get a free lunch Tuesday. Sailors get their free sandwiches on Wednesday followed by the Air Force on Thursday and the Coast Guard on Friday.
On Saturday, "Lunch with the Heroes" will be held at the business. Every active duty service member and veteran from all branches will get a free sandwich.
"Sometimes because I don't look like I've been in or don't look like I'm old enough to have been in and out and everything... that just to know that there are some places that are doing this is pretty awesome," said Christina Keating, an Army veteran.