CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – While Memorial Day is a holiday pausing to remember the fallen, a local restaurant is giving back to veterans.
Each Sweet Tea Express restaurant around the Rogue Valley gave out free meals to veterans Monday.
One of the restaurants partners told us he got to hear some amazing military stories as a result.
“To be honest, we’ve wanted to do something for memorial day for 6 years now. And it’s just been not perfect timing for us. So this year it just worked out really good,” said Greg Cordova
Sweet Tea Express says it is giving away free meals for the reminder of Memorial Day.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university’s political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster’s Foundation.
Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]