SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Dinner was special Friday night for many military families, thanks to the Alee Shriners of Coastal Georgia. The group donated more than 600 chicken dinners to service men and women.
Shriners began cooking the meals at 5 a.m., and delivered the food just in time for dinner at Hunter Army Airfield. They say it’s just a small appreciation for those who serve our country, but the soldiers say they appreciate the Shriners’ generosity.
Donations from the community and businesses helped to pay for the meals.
“It’s a heart-warming thing. We have several veterans. We are very patriotic in what we do in our organization, and it means a lot to see these young faces and be able to put a small smile on and be able to say ‘thank you’ at least once a year," said Micah Donaldson, Shriners Potentate of Alee Temple of Savannah, GA.
Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Dwyer, the Hunter Army Airfield Garrison Commander, agreed.
“The people of Savannah, and Chatham County and the Coastal Georgia Empire, even across the river in the Lowcountry, is the most military-friendly community that I’ve ever lived in, and I certainly appreciate it.”