To the editor:
I was one of many area veterans in Fort Dodge who took up Hy-Vee's and Applebee's invitation to come and have breakfast and lunch at their fine businesses on Veterans Day. I was treated to a very good breakfast at Hy-Vee and was waited on by staff that truly made me feel almost like a "rock star." To the manager and your staff at Hy-Vee, thank you so very much for the "royal treatment" and the very delicious breakfast. You truly made me feel very special on Veterans Day. It was fun to be able to enjoy my breakfast in the company of so many other veterans and enjoy some conversations about our time in the service.
Lunchtime found me at the local Applebee's having a great lunch again in the company of many other veterans. Again I was greeted by an eager manager and great staff who couldn't have done anything else to make me feel more welcome. Another "rock star" treatment.
I'm sure I speak for all the veterans who visited your stores that day and give you a huge "thank you" for making all of us feel so very special on Veterans Day. I will certainly be returning to both establishments in the future and encourage my fellow veterans to do the same.
Peter P. Fritz