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Shoney's Thanks Vets With Free Burger

At a Clyde restaurant, many didn't realize they were guests of honor. They were getting through a day that's full of mixed emotions.

"Very emotional," says one veteran about Memorial Day. "If you were to put a number scale on it 1 to 10 right now it would be a 12," says Vietnam vet Franklin Smith.

At Shoney's restaurants across the country, all veterans are eligible for a free All-american burger on Memorial Day.

"Just gives us an opportunity to do something special for our veterans," says owner Gary Lowe.

Smith says our gratitude helps him swallow a painful past.   
"There are still times when I have a hard time thinking about the things we endured, some of the things we had to do," Smith says.

The Shoney's free burger offer continues the evening of Memorial Day at any location.

By John Le
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