Restaurants are offering veterans free meals or treats on the day we honor their service to our country. Several of these are also valid for active-duty military. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Freedom is not free.
The term "decorated officer" is certainly one that applies to the gentleman chosen to speak at the Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Veterans Day observance on Saturday. Brigadier General Gary Brito is the commander of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk.