VAN WERT — They have courageously served this country, and on Saturday, Nov. 11, Van Wert County Hospital wants to honor and thank veterans in the community in a special way.

All veterans and a guest are invited for a free meal at the Van Wert County Hospital cafeteria on Saturday, Nov. 11. Veterans may stop by the cafeteria anytime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and may select a free meal from a special menu, salad bar, or made-to-order grill items. The special for the day will be prime rib, baked potato, and green beans. Guests may also choose from the dessert menu, including homemade pecan pie, homemade peach pie, or bread pudding with caramel sauce.

“It’s important to us to thank these heroes for their service. I encourage everyone to take time this week to contact a service member or veteran that you know and thank them for their sacrifice,” said Jim Pope, President and CEO of Van Wert County Hospital.

The Van Wert County Hospital cafeteria is located at 1250 S. Washington St., Van Wert.