Canadian veterans will be honoured across the country on Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day, and restaurant chain Wings is marking the important day by offering free lunch to those who served.
On Nov. 10 and 11, Canadian Forces veterans and current military members can choose one complimentary item from Wings’ new lunch menu, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It’s the first year Wings will be hosting a Veteran Appreciation Lunch across its 10 B.C. locations, but the company hopes to make it an annual event, explains a press release.
“It’s the least we can do to show our appreciation and thank some of the most deserving individuals in our local communities,” said Jeff Perham, brand & marketing manager for the GoldWings group. “When we first suggested the idea to our restaurant operators, there was no hesitation and they absolutely loved the idea,” he says.
Veterans and current military individuals will be required to provide a valid Canadian Armed Forces Service ID or come in uniform to receive their free meal item.
Richard Hourie, a veteran and the vice president of the B.C. Veterans Commemorative Association says: “This is a great initiative to support those who served, and are still serving, our great country.”
Hourie says he hopes to see more local businesses get involved with the veteran community. “It’s wonderful to see businesses support those who made Canada the strong, proud, and free country it is today.”
Veterans are encouraged to come for their complimentary lunch item with friends and family; however, only veterans and those currently serving will be offered the meal at no price, according to the Wings press release.