A Special Honor
I wanted to write and tell you about my experience at the Chick-fil-A in Chapel Hill, N.C., at University Mall. I had the honor of being a guardian on the April 6 Triangle Flight of Honor. We took about 100 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. As a guardian, I was responsible for three veterans. I wanted to meet these three heroes before our flight, so I set up a lunch in Chapel Hill where they live. I live about 35 miles away from Chapel Hill, but I knew Chick-fil-A always does a great job and has wonderful food. I contacted the store and spoke to the operator, Sammy C., who was very excited from the start to have these heroes at his store! I knew I had made a good choice from our first phone call. When we arrived yesterday for our lunch, Sammy had set a beautiful table for the vets. Each vet had a place mat with his name, age, branch of service and what he had done in World War II. Sammy welcomed each person like they were the most important person on earth. To my surprise, he waited on us like we were at a fine dining restaurant. The veterans were treated like VIPs. I know it was a day I will never forget, and I am sure the veterans feel the same way. I thanked God for so many blessing and for our wonderful afternoon of fellowship.
Lori T. Stephenson