Wyoming celebrates Veterans Day with free breakfast

Kent County

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The city of Wyoming held its annual Veterans Day breakfast Monday morning.

Breakfast, which was provided by Family Fare, was free for veterans and $5 for nonveterans.

The city switched things up this year compared to past events, deciding to hold the event inside at the Wyoming Senior Center instead of Veterans Memorial Park. The city citing weather and cold conditions as the reasons for the change. 

Veterans heard from speaker Ken Jones who served in all four branches of the military through two decades of service. Attendees also heard from city officials as well, including Mayor Jack Poll. 

“We’re very excited to thank our Veterans for what they’ve done for our community, what they’ve done for our nation, and just a time to give thanks,” Poll said.  

As part of the event the Wyoming Department of Public Safety is accepting donations for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Donations can be made at the public safety building, located at 2300 DeHoop Avenue SW, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Items they are looking for are $25 gift cards to grocery stores, fast food restaurants, snacks, pens, batteries, hygiene products, batteries and new or gently used clothing.  

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