Last night, Chick-Fil-A sponsored a military appreciation event for all military personnel, active or retired, in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day. Whoever planned this event for Chick-Fil-A did an amazing job coordinating all the aspects so that a good time was had by all.
Little known fact, Tony served a long, long time ago in the reserves. Although he claims not to have enjoyed it, he tells fond stories about boot camp and the time he spent serving. We’ll just call this a conundrum. Anyway, because Tony served, we were able to participate in this Chick-Fil-A event. SO, THANK YOU FOR SERVING IN THE RESERVES, TONY!!!
Walking across the parking lot, William started cracking up just SEEING all the kids playing. He loved watching the kids run and jump on the enormous bouncy slide/obstacle course. I have a video and I *think* William is actually jumping, with his feet off the ground, jumping. Supposedly this is a milestone that he should reach by the age of 2-ish? Whatever. It is safe to say that William was uber excited about the whole thing.
Chick-Fil-A comped our meal, in its entirety. Summary: The food was delicious, we didn’t win any raffle prices, William grinned at the lady at the table next to us and laughed at the kids. All in all, it made for a fun evening out!
Funny story: A couple weeks ago, we went to Chick-Fil-A and for the first time William had apple sauce in a pouch. He loves apple sauce and is actually good enough with the spoon that he can feed it to himself, but the pouch was a special treat. The next time we went through Walmart, he spotted the pouches and got excited about them. So I thought, hey, he has never liked sweet potatoes, but maybe he likes pouches enough that he’ll eat the sweet potatoes from a pouch. You know where this story is going, huh? So, I went ahead and bought him a sweet potato pouch. He was so excited to have it! He begged me to open it. So I unscrewed it and let him taste it in the store and then left him with Tony while I went and tried on some shorts. He apparently tasted it a couple of times, and then proceeded to squeeze the rest of it all over the shopping cart.
Moral of the story: Pouches should ONLY contain apple sauce.
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5 responses to “Chick-Fil-A Military Appreciation.”
As a formal Naval Officer, I can also say that while I hated parts of the military at the time (and don’t reget either joining or leaving), you do look on it more fondly from distance. I think the key is that when you’re in the military you generally work with some of the best and most professional people you’ll ever meet. You form a bond with them that’s difficult to describe and the bond never goes away.
Glad Chick-fil-a did something nice for those that give up part of their lives to serve.
Well said, Vince. 🙂 Is being a former Naval Officer a little known fact about you? I didn’t know… 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day… and thank you for serving!
I thought my former military service was common knowledge but perhaps not. I spend 5 years in the USN after college. I recieved an ROTC scholarship that paid for college (a great deal). I spent 5 years as a Naval Nuclear Power Officer operating nuclear reactors. I was based out of Norfolk and went to a lot of places. For fun, you can read one of my best sea stories. It explains my email address. Enjoy your weekend!
Love you sweetie and William too. We had a great time a Chick-fil-a and Thank you Chick-Fil-a for doing that for those who have and are still serving.
that’s awesome. 🙂 glad you guys had a great time. 🙂
i hope you cleaned the cart. that would be a nasty surprise for the next shopper. 😉 hehe.
also, that’s messed up! how could you?! hehe. he was expecting applesauce!!! that’s like if i gave you a bottle of water and you were expecting water, but it was filled with vodka! 😀 poor baby! 😀