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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Community honors veterans at Fort Thomas Coffee

New owners of Fort Thomas Coffee, Christine and Justin Smalley, were overwhelmed on Veterans Day this month with the kindness their customers displayed towards local veterans.

At the front counter, guests put money in a jar labeled “Loving our Military” to pay for those who have served and are serving our country.

"This fund was first a tab behind the counter started by a loving community member.  It was then a jar placed on the counter offering the community opportunity to take part," said Christine.  

She said that because of the generosity of our community, American Veterans are offered free drinks at Fort Thomas Coffee. 

"Customers kindly fill the jar and pay for those who have served and are serving our country," she said.

On Friday, November 15, the Smalleys celebrated veterans by delivering coffee, morning fresh donuts and coffee cake to the 84 military veterans residing and/or receiving services at our Fort Thomas VA Hospital. 

"A little change in the military jar combined with that of a loving community allows us to say a big thing in our small and simple way.  I think it's an incredible tribute from our community to our veterans that says we remember, we are grateful, you are thought of highly, often and are greatly valued," said Smalley.

You can find a regular group of veterans huddled at the tables of Fort Thomas Coffee.

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