For my trip to the Veterans Village I brought 3 cases of Publix fried Chicken wings that were precooked. When showing up to class I had to run out to my truck and put them in the faculty refrigerator because they have to be served cold, but Publix sold out of all the cold ones. After class ended, I ran upstairs to grab the chicken and other thing I could help carry and followed the convoy to the Veterans Village. I brought up as much as I could carry into the serving area, I then started to get everything ready to serve the food. As the Veterans started to line up we had premade to go boxes ready for them with shrimp, pizza, McDonalds, Chicken, and Mac & Cheese. After all the Veterans ate we all took a selfie and cleaned up and went home.
After doing this I felt like I was finally doing a good thing for the community and for the people who served our country. After the passing of my grandfather a few months ago who served in the Marine Corps it meant a lot to give back to the Veterans. It showed me that something as simple as bringing food and serving it to the Veterans can change their day and change mine. I plan on doing this much more often during the fall semester. I was unable to make the final two because of my illness, but I plan on being there for the fall semester.
I feel that other people should contribute to the community because there are so many little things people could do every day to change the community for the better. People often forget that it took a large group of people build up a good clean community that helps each other not just one or two people. There are simple things that go along way for others such as serving at the Veterans Village that help the veterans and more people should be contributing to the idea because these men risked their lives for are freedom. For us just to pass up on an opportunity to go and make their lives a little easier we should all be jumping to help.