Veterans One Stop hosts Thanksgiving Feast for local veterans


“They take care of the veterans” says Luis Casanova, who served in the United States Army.

Veterans have been through a lot serving and fighting for our country, and today Veterans One Stop is saying thank you.

“We see ourselves as a military family and what do families do? They get together for holidays so we thought it would be really exciting to be everyone together..all veterans, all family members, active duty to come in and enjoy this holiday together,” explains Delisa Russel, the director of the Veterans One Stop.

The Navy gave Miguel Valverde a new meaning of Thanksgiving.

“Thanksgiving means a lot to me, growing up you know it was always about..we are going to have turkey, we are going to have dressing and it was just a day of food.. well after 20 years of service Thanksgiving has a lot more meaning,” says Miguel Valverde who served in the Navy for 20 years.

Volunteers served the Thanksgiving dinner and local companies donated all the food.

Russel adds “Everybody came together and made this happen, so this is truly a community event.”

TFMB Bank brought the turkey, while Texas Roadhouse dropped off the rolls.

“Just the local small communities, business communities, but also the larger communities to recognize veterans on Thanksgiving Day,” Valverde adds.

20 year Army vet Luis Casanova and his dog Coly say everything was delicious.

“The pecan…and the turkey, the taste is really good, all the veterans….it’s like a big family together, and we know we have each other,” Casanova says.

“The togetherness, and the volunteers…they are very special people to let us know that they care about us,” says Juan Garcia, who served in the United States Army.

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