LANSING —Sen. Judy Emmons and local McDonald’s officials announced on Thursday that they will be partnering to offer free apple pies to Michigan veterans at the McDonald’s in St. Johns on Veterans Day.
“Our moms, our flag and apple pie: They all stand for America, but no one stands stronger than our veterans,” said Emmons, R-Sheridan. “On Veterans Day, McDonald’s and I want to honor all military veterans by offering them a free apple pie at the McDonald’s in St. Johns. Our veterans are real American heroes and offering them a free apple pie is a simple way to express our deep appreciation for their service.”
The free apples pies will be given out from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Veterans Day to any veteran with proof of their military service.
“This is the first year we are putting on the event. However, I plan on making this an annual tradition and expand it to additional McDonald’s locations next year,” Emmons said.
This is the latest expression by Emmons honoring the sacrifice made by America’s veterans. In September, the Michigan Senate approved her bill to allow schools to award a high school diploma to veterans who served in the Vietnam War instead of completing high school.
Emmons also recently supported legislation to allow returning veterans to get credit for the skills and experience they acquired through military service for purposes of professional licensure as an emergency medical technician, firefighter, boiler operator and stationary engineer, mechanical contractor, and residential builder.
Editor’s Note – Audio comments by Sen. Emmons are available on the senator’s webpage at www.SenatorJudyEmmons.com. Click on “Audio” under the Media Center tab.